The organization of gacaca courts in each administrative unit of Rwanda: flowchart. Lithograph, 2001.
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Proceeds from left to right up the hierarchy of administrative units as follows: akagali (cells?); umurenge (sectors); umujyi (municipalities or districts?); intara (provinces)
Inkiko gacaca are the truth-telling tribunals that were charged with bringing reconciliation after the Rwandan massacres. Gacaga means "lawn" (traditional place for settlement of disputes). The poster encourages people to vote for the gacaca judges. "The first round of elections for cell level gacaca personnel took place on 4 October 2001. Adults throughout the country were asked to endorse or reject candidates proposed by their representatives in nyumba kumi (units of ten households). This was done in public meetings where citizens were given the opportunity to step forward and criticise candidates or register their support by lining up behind the candidate of their choice. Two days later, the judges chosen by each cell met to designate their representatives to the sector level and so on up to the district and province levels. Voter turnout was high at over 90 percent. Pressure was exerted both within the community and from government authorities to attend these meetings but not to actively participate within them." (Amnesty International, op. cit., p. 26)