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Advancing human rights in legally plural Africa: the role of development actors in the justice sector

Giselle Corradi (UGent)
(2012)
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This dissertation examines the role of justice sector aid in sub-Saharan Africa regarding the relationship between human rights and local legal orders from a normative and empirical point of view. At the normative level, it explores how socio-legal theory on legal pluralism and human rights’ cross-contextual implementation may inform the practice of development actors in the justice sector. Based on case studies on Sierra Leone and Mozambique, the research applies this body of knowledge to the analysis of empirical data on development actors’ policies and interventions. The conclusion argues that the following issues deserve particular attention: the adoption of a users’ perspective regarding which local justice providers are targeted by policies and interventions, consideration of how different modes of dispute processing relate to the implementation of human rights, engagement with local knowledge and a critical approach to human right cross-contextual application.
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sub-Saharan Africa, Legal Pluralism, Human Rights, Justice Sector Aid, Customary Justice, HRC

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Corradi, Giselle. “Advancing Human Rights in Legally Plural Africa: The Role of Development Actors in the Justice Sector.” 2012 : n. pag. Print.
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Corradi, G. (2012). Advancing human rights in legally plural Africa: the role of development actors in the justice sector. Ghent University, Department of Public Law, Ghent, Belgium.
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Corradi, Giselle. 2012. “Advancing Human Rights in Legally Plural Africa: The Role of Development Actors in the Justice Sector”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Public Law.
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Corradi, Giselle. 2012. “Advancing Human Rights in Legally Plural Africa: The Role of Development Actors in the Justice Sector”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Public Law.
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Corradi G. Advancing human rights in legally plural Africa: the role of development actors in the justice sector. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University, Department of Public Law; 2012.
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G. Corradi, “Advancing human rights in legally plural Africa: the role of development actors in the justice sector,” Ghent University, Department of Public Law, Ghent, Belgium, 2012.
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  abstract     = {This dissertation examines the role of justice sector aid in sub-Saharan Africa regarding the relationship between human rights and local legal orders from a normative and empirical point of view. At the normative level, it explores how socio-legal theory on legal pluralism and human rights’ cross-contextual implementation may inform the practice of development actors in the justice sector. Based on case studies on Sierra Leone and Mozambique, the research applies this body of knowledge to the analysis of empirical data on development actors’ policies and interventions. The conclusion argues that the following issues deserve particular attention: the adoption of a users’ perspective regarding which local justice providers are targeted by policies and interventions, consideration of how different modes of dispute processing relate to the implementation of human rights, engagement with local knowledge and a critical approach to human right cross-contextual application.},
  author       = {Corradi, Giselle},
  keywords     = {sub-Saharan Africa,Legal Pluralism,Human Rights,Justice Sector Aid,Customary Justice,HRC},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {289},
  publisher    = {Ghent University, Department of Public Law},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Advancing human rights in legally plural Africa: the role of development actors in the justice sector},
  year         = {2012},
}