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Non-State Justice Institutions and the Law

Decision-Making at the Interface of Tradition, Religion and the State

  • Matthias Kötter
  • Tilmann J. Röder
  • Gunnar Folke Schuppert
  • Rüdiger Wolfrum

Part of the Governance and Limited Statehood book series (GLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: A Bifurcated Theory of Law in Hybrid Societies

  3. Recognizing Non-State Justice Institutions: Five Cases

  4. Non-State Justice Institution and the Law: Conceptual Approaches

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 234-252

About this book

Introduction

This book focuses on decision-making by non-state justice institutions at the interface of traditional, religious, and state laws. The authors discuss the implications of non-state justice for the rule of law, presenting case studies on traditional councils and courts in Pakistan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Bolivia and South Africa.

Keywords

Non-state justice institutions informal justice institutions traditional dispute resolution customary law law and development rule of law indigenous rights human rights Pakistan South Sudan South Africa Ethiopia Bolivia conflict constitution decision-making Governance government Institution

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias Kötter
    • 1
  • Tilmann J. Röder
    • 2
  • Gunnar Folke Schuppert
    • 1
  • Rüdiger Wolfrum
    • 2
  1. 1.WZB Berlin Social Science CenterGermany
  2. 2.Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of LawGermany

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