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In Search of Justice and Peace: Traditional and Informal Justice

  • ISBN Nummer:
  • 978-99916-40-92-1
  • Produkt Name:
  • In Search of Justice and Peace: Traditional and Informal Justice
  • Autor:
  • Prof. Manfred O. Hinz & Clever Mapaure
  • Informationen zum Buch:
  • soft cover
    463 pages
    170 x 240 mm
Kurzbeschreibung:
In search of peace and justice offers articles about the very complex efforts undertaken by communities in various parts of Africa to secure justice and peace at the local level – sometimes in contrast to states, which ignore the local desire for justice or fail to provide their citizens with what a state is expected to provide, and sometimes in tandem with the institutions of the state. Traditional and informal justice systems have attracted the interest of scholars and international organizations alike. Manfred O Hinz is a professor at the University of Bremen and the University of Namibia (UNAM), specializing in public law, jurisprudence and legal anthropology. He Holds the UNESCO Chair: Human Rights and Democracy at the Human Rights and Documentation Centre of UNAM’s Faculty of Law. Clever Mapaure, a UNAM graduate, holds the degrees of BJuris, LLB and LLM. He was one of the first students to read for the Specialised Certificate in Customary Law. He is now enrolled for his doctorate in law.
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Leseprobe

Table of contents

Acknowledgment

A Word of Appreciation

L Hangula

 

Part 1: Background

Justice for justice and justice for peace: Legal anthropological observations

M O Hinz

Accused and cherished: Traditional and informal justice systems as seen by international organisations

C Mapaure

 

Part 2: Traditional justice: The African normality

Traditional authority in action: The daily activities of the Okalongo Traditional Authority

P N Anyolo

Traditional Justice under the South African Constitution

T W Bennett

La justice au Sénégal: L’opposition entre un modèle autochtone et un modèle importé et les tentatives d’y remédier

F Camara

Traditional courts in Namibia – part of the judiciary? Jurisprudential challenges of traditional justice

M O Hinz

Community courts in Namibia: Life or death for customary law?

N Horn

Legal pluralism and human rights in a Kenyan court: An analysis of dowry claim cases

S Ishida

Court assessors in the Tanzanian judiciary: A failed attempt to combine formal and informal justice systems?

E Laltaika

Lesotho: traditional administration of justice in a monarchy: Human rights gaps and strategies to encourage respect for human rights

B Sekonyela

Dispute resolution at grass-roots level: Some observations from peri-urban Mwanamsekwa, Tanzania

H Sippel & U Wanitzek

 

Part 3: Traditional justice in situations of transition

Traditional justice: A critical legal analysis of the Gacaca jurisdictions in Rwanda

F X Bangamwabo

The Traditional Justice System in Burundi: the institution of bashingantahe

T Dexter & P Ntahombaye

The Olive Branch? The role of a Somali justice system in the quest for peace

S Tatten

Traditional authorities in Angola: Which way?

F Domingos

Framing the complex legal plurality in Mozambique

P Meneses

Legal pluralism and interlegality: The role of community justices in Mozambique

S Araujo

Traditional authority in the post-Comprehensive Peace Agreement Southern Sudan

D B Mijak

 

Part 4: Traditional and informal justice: Theoretical aspects

Is African customary law just?

E Okupa

Criminal sciences in Namibia: An excursus in transculturality and law. The internationalisation of criminal law and subsequent theoretical needs

L Böllinger

Between formal and informal justice? The mandate of the Ombudsman in Namibia

O C Ruppel & K G Ruppel-Schlichting

Multiple identity configurations and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

S Tatten

“In view of the difficult legal questions, I beg you to understand...”: Political ethics and the German Herero war one hundred years later

M O Hinz

Healing – Beyond formal conflict resolutions

M O Hinz, & H Patemann (with a contribution by Christian Thapa Mukuve)

Monsters, legal pluralism and human rights in Africa

W F Menski