Where Law Meets Reality

Where Law Meets Reality

Forging African Transitional Justice
Edited by Moses Chrispus Okello, Chris Dolan, Undine Whande, Nokukhanya Mncwabe, Levis Onegi, Stephen Oola


This book is unique in exploring from an African perspective the dilemmas and complexities involved in addressing past human rights violations to enable a society move to a more peaceful future.

While challenging current transitional justice narratives, which have inadequately addressed the concerns of post-conflict societies in Africa, it also emphasises the need to avoid representing African issues as 'exotic' and 'exceptional'.

The authors consider the core debates about how to develop a transitional justice agenda and assess the potential of localised justice models to contribute to justice systems. They show the importance of pursuing locally forged processes that take account of the dynamic and complex challenges of post-conflict societies in Africa and of involving stakeholders in developing policies and practices that affect them.

This important new publication also addresses frankly the tension between justice, peace and reconciliation and deepens comprehension of the ever-changing boundaries of transitional justice.

Title Where Law Meets Reality
Subtitle Forging African Transitional Justice
Publisher Pambazuka Press
Imprint Fahamu Books
BISAC Subject Heading LAW051000 LAW / International
POL035000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom
BIC Subject Heading GTJ Peace studies & conflict resolution
JPH Political structure & processes
LBBS International humanitarian law
BISAC Merchandising Themes List ET010 CULTURAL HERITAGE / African
Audience 01 General / trade
Title First Published 05 July 2012
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: LBBS      93 Thema subject category: JPH      93 Thema subject category: GTU
Format Paperback
Nb of pages XX - 230 p.
ISBN-10 0857490931
ISBN-13 9780857490933
Related Formats Electronic version available as GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9780857490940
Publication Date 05 July 2012
Main content page count 230
Front matter page count (Roman) 20
Dimensions 12.9 x 19.8 x 2 cm
Weight 300 gr
List Price £16.95
Format Multi-item Pack
Nb of pages
Reference no. BUNDPDF9780857490933
Publication Date 05 July 2012
Weight 300 gr
List Price £30.90
Format PDF
Nb of pages
Product Detail PDF
ISBN-10 0-85749-094-X
ISBN-13 978-0-85749-094-0
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9780857490940
Related Formats Epublication based on (print product) GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9780857490933
Publication Date 05 July 2012

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