“Gacaca's unique in the world in terms of its scale. No country has tried to do justice on this kind of level.
We’ve seen 400,000 suspects go through this process in the space of nine years. 11,000 communities have been involved right across the Rwandan countryside. And incredibly, this system which has prosecuted all those people in that period of time, has only cost about US$ 55 million.
So this is a very cheap and very efficient way of doing justice. And we should contrast that with the UN war crimes tribunal in Arusha, Tanzania, which so far has prosecuted about 40 high level suspects of the genocide at a cost to the international community of about US$ 1 billion. What Rwanda has done on a shoestring budget is quite remarkable.”
- Phil Clark