"Is the pursuit of justice a necessary route to lasting peace in post-conflict settings? Do peace-building efforts routinely undermine durable justice? The authors explode this false dichotomy in their exciting new volume. Drawing on recent experiences from Colombia and Sierra Leone to Lebanon and Uganda they consider the trade-offs routinely confronted by traumatised societies at war's end. They show how activities often cast as oppositional, in particular restorative justice versus disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, are more closely aligned than assumed." - Dr. Robert Muggah, Small Arms Survey, Geneva, Switzerland
"Through nuanced case studies guided by a fresh analytical framework, the book manages to convey both the local complexity faced by countries undergoing transition, as well as the common challenges and opportunities. It asks practical questions and provides much food for reflection for both academics and practitioners." -- Hugo van der Merwe, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), Johannesburg, South Africa
About the Author
Chandra Lekha Sriram is Professor in Law at the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London, UK.
Jemima García-Godos is Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Norway.
Johanna Herman is a Research Fellow, Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, University of East London, UK.
Olga Martin-Ortega is a Senior Research Fellow, Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, University of East London, UK.