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The Rwandan government’s community-based judicial process, established in 2001 to help deal with the massive number of detainees accused of committing crimes against humanity during the 1994 genoci

Gender Sensitivity

The ability to recognize gender issues, especially the ability to recognize women’s different perspectives and interests arising from their different social situations and different gender roles.

Geneva Conventions

The Geneva Conventions consist of four treaties, with subsequent additions and revisions.


The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide defines genocide as “any of a number of acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic,

Good Offices

Typically, low-key actions by a third party to bring opposing parties to dialogue or negotiation.


The exercise of authority to implement rules and policies in an effort to bring order to the social, political, economic, and judicial processes that allow a society to develop.


A state, group of states, international organization, or other entity such as an alliance that is obliged to ensure the maintenance of an agreement, in some cases by the use of force.

Guerrilla War

Warfare conducted by an irregular military or paramilitary unit using techniques such as harassment, sabotage, and surprise attacks against a more powerful force.