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Peace versus justice? : the dilemma of transitional justice in Africa / edited by Chandra Lekha Sriram and Suren Pillay.

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Oxford : James Currey, 2010.
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xiii, 373 p. ; 24 cm.
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Subjects:
Transitional justice -- Africa.
Reconciliation -- Political aspects -- Africa.
Truth commissions -- Africa.
War crime trials -- Africa.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
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.
Notes:
Originally published: Scottsville, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2009.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Sriram, Chandra Lekha, 1971-
Pillay, Suren.
ISBN:
9781847010216 (James Currey : pbk.)
1847010210 (James Currey : pbk.)
9781869141738 (University of KwaZulu-Natal Press : pbk.)
1869141733 (University of KwaZulu-Natal Press : pbk.)
OCLC:
540161724
Publisher Number:
99942606599