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Introduction: tradition-based approaches in peacemaking, transitional justice and reconciliation policies.

Huyse, Luc
June 4, 2015

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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