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Customary justice : perspectives on legal empowerment

Author: Janine M Ubink; Thomas McInerney; International Development Law Organization.; Van Vollenhoven Instituut voor Recht en Bestuur in Niet-Westerse Landen.
Publisher: Rome : International Development Law Organization ; [Leiden] : Van Vollenhoven Institute, University of Leiden, ©2011.
Series: Legal and governance reform, no. 3.
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"Customary Justice: Perspectives on Legal Empowerment features articles by leading authors, country specialists and practitioners working in the areas of traditional justice and legal empowerment, discusses key aspects of traditional justice, such as for example the rise of customary law in justice sector reform, the effectiveness of hybrid justice systems, access to justice through community courts, customary law  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janine M Ubink; Thomas McInerney; International Development Law Organization.; Van Vollenhoven Instituut voor Recht en Bestuur in Niet-Westerse Landen.
ISBN: 9788896155066 8896155061
OCLC Number: 743073399
Description: 185 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Towards customary legal empowerment : an introduction / Janine Ubink and Benjamin van Rooij --
ch. 2. Engaging with customary justice systems / Erica Harper --
ch. 3. Customary legal empowerment : towards a more critical approach / Ross Clarke --
ch. 4. Reducing injustice? : A grounded approach to strengthening hybrid justice systems : lessons from Indonesia / Samuel Clark and Matthew Stephens --
ch. 5. Policy proposals for justice reform in Liberia : opportunities under current legal framework to expand access to justice / Amanda C. Rawls --
ch. 6. Ensuring access to justice through community courts in Eritrea / Senai W. Andemariam --
ch. 7. Stating the customary : an innovative approach to the locally legitimate recording of customary law in Namibia / Janine Ubink --
ch. 8. Interaction between customary legal systems and the formal legal system of Peru / Ellen Desmet --
ch. 9. Negotiating land tenure : women, men and the transformation of land tenure in Solomon Islands / Rebecca Monson.
Series Title: Legal and governance reform, no. 3.
Other Titles: Perspectives on legal empowerment
Responsibility: Janine Ubink, editor, Thomas McInerney, series editor.

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"Customary Justice: Perspectives on Legal Empowerment features articles by leading authors, country specialists and practitioners working in the areas of traditional justice and legal empowerment, discusses key aspects of traditional justice, such as for example the rise of customary law in justice sector reform, the effectiveness of hybrid justice systems, access to justice through community courts, customary law and land tenure, land rights and nature conservation, and the analysis of policy proposals for justice reforms based on traditional justice. Discussions are informed by case studies in a number of countries, including Liberia, Eritrea, the Solomon Islands, Indonesia and the Peruvian Amazon"--Provided by publisher.

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