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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Peace versus justice? The dilemma of transitional justice in Africa
Editors:Sriram, Chandra LekhaISNI
Pillay, SurenISNI
Year:2010
Pages:373
Language:English
City:Woodbridge
Publisher:Currey
ISBN:1847010210; 9781847010216; 9781869141738
Geographic terms:Africa
Central African Republic
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Ghana
Liberia
Mozambique
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Sudan
Uganda
Subjects:transitional justice
truth and reconciliation commissions
international criminal courts
gacaca
International Criminal Court
Abstract:The chapters in this collective volume are revised versions of papers presented at a workshop on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and war tribunals in Africa, held in Cape Town in May 2007. They examine a wide array of experiences with transitional justice. The chapters are grouped into five parts. Part 1 considers the challenges to peace and justice in Africa, focusing on conceptual and political debates (chapters by Yasmin Louise Sooka, Charles Villa-Vicencio, Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, Sheila Meintjes, and Mireille Affa'a Mindzie). Part 2 examines specific truth and reconciliation processes: Alex Boraine on South Africa, Thelma Ekiyor on Sierra Leone, Matthew Kukah on Nigeria, Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah on Ghana, and John L. Hirsch on Mozambique and Sierra Leone. Part 3 discusses the war crime tribunals that were created for Sierra Leone (Abdul Tejan-Cole, Abdul Rahman Lamin) and Rwanda (Wambui Mwangi). Part 4 takes up the matter of the practice of traditional justice, notably in Mozambique (Victor Igreja) and Rwanda (Helen Scanlon and Nompumelelo Motlafi). The final section addresse the emergent role playd by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the African continent, particularly in Darfur (Sudan), northern Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic (Chandra Lekha Sriram, Dumisa Buhle Ntsebeza). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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