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The Resource Religion, tradition, and restorative justice in Sierra Leone, Lyn S. Graybill

Religion, tradition, and restorative justice in Sierra Leone, Lyn S. Graybill

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Religion, tradition, and restorative justice in Sierra Leone
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Religion, tradition, and restorative justice in Sierra Leone
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Lyn S. Graybill
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eng
Summary
In this groundbreaking study of post-conflict Sierra Leone, Lyn Graybill examines the ways in which both religion and local tradition supported restorative justice initiatives such as the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and village-level Fambul Tok ceremonies. Through her interviews with Christian and Muslim leaders of the Inter-Religious Council, Graybill uncovers a rich trove of perspectives about the meaning of reconciliation, the role of acknowledgment, and the significance of forgiveness. Through an abundance of polling data and her review of traditional practices among the various ethnic groups, Graybill also shows that these perspectives of religious leaders did not at all conflict with the opinions of the local population, whose preferences for restorative justice over retributive justice were compatible with traditional values that prioritized reconciliation over punishment. These local sentiments, however, were at odds with the international community's preference for retributive justice, as embodied in the Special Court for Sierra Leone, which ran concurrently with the TRC. Graybill warns that with the dominance of the International Criminal Court in Africa--there are currently eighteen pending cases in eight countries--local preferences may continue to be sidelined in favor of prosecutions. She argues that the international community is risking the loss of its most valuable assets in post-conflict peacebuilding by pushing aside religious and traditional values of reconciliation in favor of Western legal norms. --
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Graybill, Lyn S.,
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index present
LC call number
BL2470.S55
LC item number
G73 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Religion and politics
  • Transitional justice
  • Reparations for historical injustices
  • Restorative justice
  • Reconciliation
  • Reconciliation
  • Religion
  • Religion and politics
  • Reparations for historical injustices
  • Restorative justice
  • Transitional justice
  • Sierra Leone
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Religion, tradition, and restorative justice in Sierra Leone, Lyn S. Graybill
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) and index
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: postwar transitional justice -- Role of the inter-religious council -- The Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission -- Women and transitional justice -- Popular views of the TRC and the special court -- Perceptions of religious leaders -- Traditional reconciliation practices -- Unfinished business -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1. The instrument -- Appendix 2. Interviews of religious leaders
Control code
962244449
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 307 pages
Isbn
9780268101893
Lccn
2016058507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)962244449
Label
Religion, tradition, and restorative justice in Sierra Leone, Lyn S. Graybill
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: postwar transitional justice -- Role of the inter-religious council -- The Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission -- Women and transitional justice -- Popular views of the TRC and the special court -- Perceptions of religious leaders -- Traditional reconciliation practices -- Unfinished business -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1. The instrument -- Appendix 2. Interviews of religious leaders
Control code
962244449
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 307 pages
Isbn
9780268101893
Lccn
2016058507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)962244449

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