Legal Recordkeeping in an African Context – The Case of the Rwandan Genocide Archives

  • Tom A Adami United Nations, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha (Tanzania)
  • Khamis S Khamis United Nations, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha (Tanzania)
  • Jones O Lukose United Nations, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha (Tanzania)
Keywords: Recordkeeping Practices, Managing Records of ICTR

Abstract

Ten 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
Published
2006-12-12
Section
Articles

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