Source: (2003) M.A. in Law and Diplomacy thesis, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Downloaded 8 September 2004.
This analysis will attempt to demonstrate that the recurrent association over the past year of those three notions of peace, justice and reconciliation, in the post-conflict locus and agenda, has resulted in its auto-validating use, and the progressive erosion of the necessary prudence its largely axiomatic nature requires.
The chosen angle to approach the subject will evaluate post-conflict theory and experiences around the challenge and goal of justice faced by countries emerging from protracted conflicts such as Sierra Leone. Indeed, while justice has long been the victorsâ€™ prerogative, tainting the very enterprise with selective bias, one has seen with the end of the Cold War the appearance of a new pragmatic paradigm. This new paradigm intends to connect post-conflict justiceâ€™s implementation with the concomitant challenges of fostering peace and reconciliation. (excerpt)
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