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Conference paper Conference paper Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:In search of justice and peace: traditional and informal justice systems in Africa
Editors:Hinz, Manfred O.ISNI
Mapaure, CleverISNI
Year:2010
Pages:463
Language:English
City:Windhoek
Publisher:Namibia Scientific Society
ISBN:9991640924; 9789991640921; 3941602411; 9783941602410
Geographic terms:Africa
Angola
Burundi
Kenya
Mozambique
Namibia
Lesotho
Rwanda
Senegal
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan
Tanzania
Subjects:customary law
customary courts
human rights
conference papers (form)
2007
Abstract:The papers in this volume are a result of the Expert Meeting on Traditional and Informal Justice in Africa held in Windhoek, Namibia, on 20-22 June 2007. Its aim was to exchange experience with traditional and informal justice systems, to explore their potential for the solution of conflicts, and to debate appropriate strategies for strengthening the compliance of traditional and informal justice systems with international human rights. The papers are grouped into four parts. Part I, Background, contains legal anthropological observations on traditional and informal justice systems by Manfred O. Hinz, and a consideration of traditional justice systems as seen by international organizations by Clever Mapaure. Part II, Traditional justice: the African normality, has chapters on the Ombadja traditional authority (Prisca Nangoma Anyolo), traditional courts (Manfred O. Hinz) and community courts (Nico Horn) in Namibia, and traditional justice in South Africa (Tom W. Bennett), Senegal (Fatou KinÚ Camara, in French), Kenya (Shin-ichiro Ishida on dowry claim cases), Tanzania (Eliamani Laltaika, and Harald Sippel and Ulrike Wanitzek), and Lesotho (Borenahabokhethe Sekonyela). Part III, Traditional justice in situations of transition, has chapters on Rwanda (Francois-X Bangamwabo), Burundi (Tracy Dexter and Philippe Ntahombaye), Somalia (Sue Tatten), Angola (Fernanda Chipela ConceišŃo Domingos), Mozambique (Maria Paula Meneses, Sara Ara˙jo), and Southern Sudan (Deng Biong Mijak). Part IV, Traditional and informal justice: theoretical aspects, contains chapters by Effa Okupa (Is African customary law just?), Lorenz B÷llinger (criminal sciences in Namibia), Oliver C. Ruppel and Katharina G. Ruppel-Schlichting (the ombudsman in Namibia), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Sue Tatten), the Herero-German war (Manfred O. Hinz), the potential of traditional healing for conflict resolution (Manfred O. Hinz and Helgard Patemann), and legal pluralism and human rights in Africa (Werner Menski). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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