Legal Recordkeeping in an African Context – The Case of the Rwandan Genocide Archives
AbstractTen years on from the horrors of the civil war in Rwanda in 1994, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda [ICTR] has come a long way in terms of its recordkeeping practices. In four years since 2000 many innovative and sustainable practices have been adopted. The main focus of the work of the Judicial Records and Archives Unit has been to provide a service based on satisfying the users’ requirements. The court proceedings are the raison d’etre of the work of all staff at ICTR. We have developed some innovative and feasible solutions to practical problems. This article sketches some of the challenges we faced in managing records of ICTR.
ESARBICA Journal Vol.23 2004: 3-16