Source: (2008) In, Luc Huyse and Mark Salter, eds, Traditional Justice and Reconciliation after Violent Conflict: Learning from African Experiences. Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. PP.1-22.

The first part of this chapter examines the rise of traditional techniques in peacemaking, transitional justice and reconciliation policies. It then sets out the difficulties of terminology and methodology in investigating the actual performance of tradition-based instruments. The third part presents a comparative analysis of such practices in the five African countries that are the subject of the case studies in this book. (excerpt)

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