This volume documents and analyses the strategies used by African civil society organisations to lobby for and enact transitional justice measures in their countries. The book offers local practitioners and African scholars space to reflect on the development and effectiveness of strategies in promoting transitional justice, as well as to identify the theoretical and contextual influences on transitional justice work. Most importantly, it presents lessons and best practices for advocating transitional justice. This edited volume fills a significant gap by providing an up-to-date regional African perspective on transitional justice in the form of a compilation of country-specific and thematic analyses of agenda-setting and lobbying efforts. It also offers insights into the state-civil society relationship on the continent. While including some historical perspective, the book chapters provide fresh and up-to-date insights into ongoing transitional justice efforts that are key to defining the future of how the field is understood in theory and in practice.--Provided by publisher.
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Foreword. The Long Arc of Transitional Justice Editors' Preface.-Introduction. The Role of Civil Society in African Transitional Justice: Comparing Theory and Practice Chapter 1. Locating Civil Society in Kenya's Transitional Justice Agenda: A Reflection on the Experience of the Kenya Transitional Justice Network Chapter 2. Transitional Justice in Liberia: The Interface between Civil Society and the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission Chapter 3. Taking Transitional Justice to the People: Challenges for Civil Society in Zimbabwe Chapter 4. Persistent Injuries, the Law and Politics: The South African Victims' Support Group Khulumani and Its Struggle for Redress Chapter 5. Cooperation and Conflict: Civil Society Resistance and Engagement with Transitional Justice in Burundi Chapter 6. Madly Off in All Directions: Civil Society and the Use of Customary Justice as Transitional Justice in Uganda Chapter 7. Civil Society Engagement with Communities: Tradition, Authority and Transitional Justice in Rural African Communities Chapter 8. Navigating the Storm: Civil Society and Ambiguous Transitions in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia Conclusion. The Role of Civil Society in Shaping Transitional Justice in Africa.
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Print version: Advocating transitional justice in Africa. Cham, Switzerland : Springer,