The chapters in this volume consider a wide range of approaches to accountability and peacebuilding. These include not only domestic courts and tribunals, hybrid tribunals, or the International Criminal Court, but also truth commissions and informal or non-state justice and conflict resolution processes. Taken together, they demonstrate the wealth of experiences and experimentation in transitional justice processes on the continent.--From publisher description.
Transitional justice and peacebuilding / Chandra Lekha Sriram Peace and justice in Africa The politics of transitional justice / Yasmin Louise Sooka Inclusive justice: the limitations of trial justice and truth commissions / Charles Villa-Vicencio Prosecute or pardon? Between truth commissions and war crimes trials / Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu Gender and truth reconciliation commissions: comparative reflections / Sheila Meintjes Transitional justice, democratisation and the rule of law / Mireille Affa'a Mindzie Truth and reconciliation processes South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission from a global perspective / Alex Boraine Reflecting on the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission: a peacebuilding perspective / Thelma Ekiyor Peace versus justice? A view from Nigeria / Matthew Kukah A path to peace and justice: Ghana's National Reconciliation Commission in retrospect / Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah Peace and justice: Mozambique and Sierra Leone compared / John L. Hirsch War crimes tribunals Sierra Leone's 'not-so' special court / Abdul Tejan-Cole Charles Taylor, the Special Court for Sierra Leone and international politics / Abdul Rahman Lamin The international criminal tribunal for Rwanda: reconciling for acquitted / Wambui Mwangi Indigenous justice The politics of peace, justice and healing in post-war Mozambique: 'practices of rupture' by Magamba spirits and healers in Gorongosa / Victor Igreja Indigenous justice or political instrument? The modern Gacaca courts of Rwanda / Helen Scanlon, Nompumelelo Motlafi The International Criminal Court: problems and prospects The International Criminal Court African experiment: the Central African Republic, Darfur, Northern Uganda and The Democratic Republic of the Congo / Chandra Lekha Sriram The International Criminal Court in Darfur / Dumisa Buhle Ntsebeza Conclusion / Suren Pillay.
Originally published: Scottsville, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2009. Includes bibliographical references and index.