Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies in Africa

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By James Stormes, SJ, Elias Opongo, sj, Peter Knox, SJ, Kifle Wansamo, SJ, ( Editors) ISBN 9966-08-973-X; Pages 264: Publication 2016 Read more

Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) has compiled a pioneering book on the transitional justice debates in Africa. This volume interrogates the challenging terrain of post-conflict justice, and offers new thinking on strategies for peacebuilding in Africa. This is an indispensable collection that will appeal to policy-makers, academics, analysts, practitioners and students of justice and politics of peaceful transition across Africa around the world.  Dr. Tim Murithi, Head of the justice and Reconciliation in Africa Programme, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Cape Town, South Africa and author of The Ethics of Peacebuilding and Editor of the Routledge Handbook for Africa's International Relations. This publication is a first of many and ingenious in many ways. It is an eclectic collection of esteemed authors with a deep understanding of application of transitional justice measures. The writer, in their various articles, display a deep appreciation on how best transitional justice measures can apply in Africa. They are consistent in their observations that nations should avoid being formulaic or prescriptive in their application of transitional justice measures. This publication is therefore a must read for academics, practitioners and policy makers working in the field of transitional justice field within the African context. I commend HIPSIR for putting together such a publication which is on the cutting edge of transitional justice development. Christopher Gitari, Head of Office, Kenya Program, International Centre or Transitional Justice in Africa.

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