Community-based restorative transitional justice in Sierra Leone

Author/s (editor/s):

Park
Augustine

Publication year:

2010

Publication type:

Journal article

Find this publication at:
https://doi.org/10.1080/10282580903343134

Abstract

Community‐based restorative transitional justice is an important feature of peace consolidation, maximizing access to justice and facilitating reconciliation. Examining post‐conflict Sierra Leone as a case study, the author draws on existing justice practices in Sierra Leone as examples of restorative responses to war criminality. Specifically, the traditional reintegration of former male and female combatants and the emergence of a new project, ‘Fambul Tok’ are detailed. The author discusses and compares the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to point to gaps in transitional justice that call for community‐based restorative strategies.

Cite the publication as

Park, Augustine, 2010, 'Community-based restorative transitional justice in Sierra Leone', Contemporary Justice Review, 13, 1, March 2010, 95 - 119

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