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Post-Conflict Justice and Hybridity in Peacebuilding

Resistance or Cooptation?
  • Chandra Lekha Sriram
Part of the Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies book series (RCS)

Abstract

This chapter addresses hybridity in a somewhat different way from that of many of the other chapters in this volume, as it deals not with peacebuilding in a particular country or region, but rather with a range of justice-oriented processes and institutions, which are often attendant to and are increasingly integrated into contemporary peacebuilding operations.1 Processes of post-conflict justice are frequent sites of hybridity, in which the interaction of local, national, and international actors shape decisions about accountability in ways that evolve over time. This is the case whether what is pursued is individualized criminal accountability, broader rule of law and access to justice, or processes of apology and forgiveness or punishment.

Keywords

International Criminal Court International Criminal International Crime Transitional Justice Legal Pluralism 
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