Promoting the Rule of Law in Post-Conflict States (BOK)

Laura Grenfell

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In most post-conflict states, a strong level of legal pluralism is the norm, particularly in regions of Africa and Asia where between eighty and ninety per cent of disputes are resolved through non-state legal mechanisms. The international community, in particular the United Nations, persistently drives the re-establishment of the rule of law in war-torn areas where, traditionally, customary law is prevalent. Laura Grenfell traces the international community's evolving understanding of the rule of law in such regions and explores the implications of strong legal pluralism for the rule-of-law enterprise. Using the comparative examples of two unique case studies, South Africa and Timor-Leste, Promoting the Rule of Law provides insight into the relationship between the rule of law and legal pluralism. Alongside these studies, the book offers a comprehensive introduction to the conceptual framework of the rule of law in the context of approaches taken by the international community.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Laura Grenfell
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107026193
Antall sider 329 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 610 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Public international law