Roads to Justice: Rwanda Today
On April 2 the third meeting of the Transitional Justice series Roads to Justice took place. The theme of this meeting is ‘Rwanda Today’. What is the current status of this Central African country, nearly twenty years after genocide? At this meeting the project 'Love Radio’ by Eefje Blankevoort and Anoek Steketee also premieres. This transmedia project focuses on the complex process of reconciliation following an armed conflict, and is based on the Rwandan radio soap opera Musekeweya which is developed by the Dutch NGO Radio la Benevolencija HTF.
Scott Straus is professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is specialized in genocide studies, political violence, human rights and African politics. Straus has written several books about Rwanda, such as The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in Rwanda (2006) and the more recent work Remaking Rwanda: State Building and Human Rights after Mass Violence (2011).
Felix Ndahinda works as a lecturer at Tilburg University. After completing his bachelor Law at the National University of Rwanda, he went to obtain a master degree in Human Rights Law at the University of Lund. At Tilburg University he received his PhD in International Law, Human Rights and Victimology.
An abbreviated version of the lecture given by Scott Straus can be found here