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Evaluating transitional justice: accountability and peacebuilding in post-conflict Sierra Leone

Ainley, Kirsten, Friedman, Rebekka and Mahony, Chris, eds. (2015) Evaluating transitional justice: accountability and peacebuilding in post-conflict Sierra Leone. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK. ISBN 9781137468215

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Demonstrating groundbreaking analysis, this is the first major study to evaluate the transitional justice programme in Sierra Leone. Rather than focusing on a single mechanism, the authors examine how the Special Court, Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), local justice initiatives and reparations programme interacted. Contributors to the book include the Prosecutor of the Special Court and one of the Commissioners from the TRC, alongside a range of experts on transitional justice, on international law and on Sierra Leone. The authors consider the political and normative drivers of transitional justice and the lessons that the Sierra Leone programme stands to offer other post-conflict situations. The importance of long-term planning, local partnership and the management of the politics and trade-offs for future transitional justice programmes cannot be underestimated. This edited volume makes a significant contribution to the field by demonstrating how contextual knowledge should be used alongside normative standards when evaluating transitional justice.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2015 Editors © Authors
Divisions: International Relations
LSE Human Rights
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Research centres and groups > Centre for the Study of Human Rights
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 11:26
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 00:28

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