The authors examine the debates surrounding recent attempts to introduce local accountability mechanisms into structures of transitional justice in politically fragile and post-conflict situations. Issues discussed include the relevance of state capture, whether traditional justice is restorative, the discriminatory aspects of traditional justice and whether it is fully understood by outsiders.
Allen, T.; MacDonald, A. Post-Conflict Traditional Justice: a critical overview. Justice and Security Research Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, UK (2013) 30 pp. [JSRP Paper 3]