"Mirrors of Justice is a groundbreaking study of the meanings of and possibilities for justice in the contemporary world. The book brings together a group of both prominent and emerging scholars to reconsider the relationships between justice, international law, culture, power, and history through case studies of a wide range of justice processes. The book's eighteen authors examine the ambiguities of justice in Europe, Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and Melanesia through critical empirical and historical chapters. The introduction makes an important contribution to our understanding of the multiplicity of justice in the twenty-first century by providing an interdisciplinary theoretical framework that synthesizes the book's chapters with leading-edge literatures on human rights, legal pluralism, and international law"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Beyond compliance : toward an anthropological understanding of international justice / Sally Engle Merry Postcolonial denial : why the European court of human rights finds it so difficult to acknowledge racism / Marie-Bénédicte Dembour Proleptic justice : the threat of investigation as a deterrent to human rights abuses in Côte d'Ivoire / Mike McGovern Global governmentality : the case of transnational adoption / Signe Howell Implementing the International Criminal Court treaty in Africa : the role of nongovernmental organizations and government agencies in constitutional reform / Benson Chinedu Olugbuo Measuring justice : internal conflict over the World Bank's empirical approach to human rights / Galit A. Sarfaty The victim deserving of global justice : power, caution, and recovering individuals / Susan F. Hirsch Recognition, reciprocity, and justice : melanesian reflections on the rights of relationships / Joel Robbins Irreconcilable differences? Shari'ah, human rights, and family code reform in contemporary Morocco / Amy Elizabeth Young The production of "forgiveness" : God, justice, and state failure in post-war Sierra Leone / Rosalind Shaw Impunity and paranoia : writing histories in Indonesian violence / Elizabeth F. Drexler National security, weapons of mass destruction, and the selective pursuit of justice at the Tokyo war crimes trial, 1946-1948 / Jeanne Guillemin Justice and the League of Nations minority regime / Jane K. Cowan Commissioning truth, constructing silences : the Peruvian Truth Commission and the other truths of "terrorists" / Lisa J. Laplante and Kimberly Theidon Epilogue : The words we use : justice, human rights, and the sense of injustice / Laura Nader.