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Solomon Islands conflict: Demands for historical rectification and restorative justice.

Naitoro, John Houainamo
June 4, 2015

Source: (2000) Paper presented at the Pacific Updates on Solomon Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu. Hosted by the National Centre for Development Studies, Asia Pacific School of Economics and Management, Australian National University.

In this paper, Naitoro examines an ethnic conflict in the Solomon Islands and the prospects for resolution of the conflict. Naitoro seeks to show that historical injustices through colonialism contributed to the current conflict. Hence, rectification of those historical injustices could contribute to resolution of the conflict. Restorative justice is relevant to the analysis and resolution of the conflict because restorative justice aims to repair harm resulting from crime, injustice, or conflict, and to restore well-being to relationships, communities, and societies. In this context, Naitoro sketches the historical background to the issues, indigenous movements to redress colonial injustices, post-colonial conditions, and the specific application of restorative justice to the conflict.


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