Building Justice After War: The Use of Multiple Post-Conflict Justice Mechanisms

Part of a special issue on war, crisis, and transition. The writers evaluate the effectiveness of mechanisms to establish postconflict social justice. They analyze two well-known conflicts: Sierra Leone's civil war and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The writers provide an overview of both the con...

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Published in:Social justice
Main Author: Rothe, Dawn
Contributors: Mullins, Christopher W. (VerfasserIn)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2008
In:Social justice
Year: 2008, Volume: 35, Issue: 3, Pages: 87-106
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:Part of a special issue on war, crisis, and transition. The writers evaluate the effectiveness of mechanisms to establish postconflict social justice. They analyze two well-known conflicts: Sierra Leone's civil war and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The writers provide an overview of both the conflicts and assess the multiple postconflict justice mechanisms that were instituted. They conclude that postconflict modalities vary significantly in effectiveness, and, when considered separately, none has met its expected goals. The writers underscore the importance of a country adopting multiple postconflict social justice strategies, since failures in one modality can be addressed by another.