Customary Justice and Rule of Law in War-Torn Societies
When: Thurs, Jan 12 | 9:30am-11:00am
Where: United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
2301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Citizens of fragile and conflict-affected states confront threats to their security and livelihoods on a daily basis. Nearly 1.6 billion people are forced to live in the midst of violence perpetuated by a diverse array of actors – from political extremists to transnational criminal syndicates. Too often these most vulnerable and marginalized are left without a voice in their personal and political future and are denied adequate forums for addressing their grievances.
The United States Institute of Peace leads the way in developing innovative thinking about rule of law in fragile and conflict-affected countries. USIP’s most recent publication – Customary Justice and Rule of Law in War-Torn Societies – moves the field toward empirically-based solutions to justice reform issues, by expanding the justice landscape to look at the evolving role that non-state actors play in resolving conflicts in communities and providing forums for locally relevant outlets of justice.
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