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The disconcerting popularity of “justice populaire” in the Eastern DR Congo

Verweijen, Judith (2013) The disconcerting popularity of “justice populaire” in the Eastern DR Congo. Justice and Security Research Programme Blog (02 Dec 2013). Website.

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Abstract

Mob justice, or justice populaire as it is called in the DR Congo, is the practice by which citizens “take the law into their own hands” and collectively kill alleged perpetrators of crime or witchcraft, for example by beating or stoning them to death, or by burning them alive. The forms that this practice takes and the circumstances in which it is manifested are highly variable, with killings being sometimes more orchestrated, for instance when involving youth gangs or vigilantes, and sometimes more spontaneous.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/jsrp/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Justice and Security Research Programme Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2017 09:01
Last Modified: 07 May 2020 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/79871

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