12 December 2014

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) and Aegis Trust in Rwanda launches a project  to preserve, digitise and increase the accessibility of the the documents and audio visual files created through the Gacaca Courts. This project is the outcome of 18 months of research and a feasibility study conducted by the Aegis Trust and NIOD, which assessed the current state of the Gacaca collection and how best to preserve it.

Gacaca court in Rwanda (Kigali Genocide Memorial Archive)

CNLG and Aegis propose a three phase project, to organize, stabilize, digitize and make available the Gacaca Archive. The project is supported by NIOD, the Department of Digital Humanities  King’s College London and the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research (USC Shoah). Initial funding for the first stage of the project has been secured from the Netherlands government and also from the Government of Rwanda through CNLG.

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