This invitation only conference is dedicated to a pre-publication discussion of Lawfare: Gacaca Jurisdictions in Rwanda, the new book by Professor Jens Meierhenrich, a Weatherhead Center faculty associate. The culmination of seven years of research and writing, Lawfare provides the first book-length treatment of legal responses to the 1994 genocide, with particular reference to one of the most daring experiments of transitional justice ever undertaken—Rwanda’s so-called gacaca jurisdictions. Professor Meierhenrich’s book traces the controversial origins, evolution, and effects of what ostensibly is a form of participatory justice. The book conference brings together three prominent scholars of Rwanda in an effort to discuss this long-term project on Rwanda’s “people’s courts,” namely Filip Reyntjens (University of Antwerp), Klaas de Jonge (Penal Reform International), and Lars Waldorf (University of York). Other participants include Noel Twagiramungu (Tufts University) and Catharine Newbury (Smith College).