Traditional Justice

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    Traditional justice and, more broadly, non-state justice, are often highly relational foundations for reconciliation after war. Western humility should come into play, so that this kind of justice is named by its traditional name rather than as “restorative justice.” Restorative justice must be “vernacularized” into traditional justice. More importantly, traditional justice must be vernacularized into global restorative justice. We learn distinctive things from traditional justice about the role of humor in tragic situations, about narratives of the imperative to comply with reconciliation agreements, about the contributions that shared rebuilding projects can make to a relational peace, and much more that is contextually wise
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRestorative Justice, Reconciliation and Peacebuilding
    Editors Jennifer J. Llewellyn and Daniel Philpott
    Place of PublicationUnited States
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Print)9780199364862
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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