Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
You, The People: The United Nations, Transitional Administration, and State-Building$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Simon Chesterman

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199263486

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199263485.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 09 December 2019

Justice and Reconciliation: The Rule of Law in Post-Conflict Territories

Justice and Reconciliation: The Rule of Law in Post-Conflict Territories

Chapter:
(p.154) 5 Justice and Reconciliation: The Rule of Law in Post-Conflict Territories
Source:
You, The People: The United Nations, Transitional Administration, and State-Building
Author(s):

Simon Chesterman (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199263485.003.0006

How can faith in local institutions — most importantly the rule of law — be supported? In many situations, the very laws to be enforced will themselves be controversial, as Serb laws were in post‐conflict Kosovo. Similarly, appointment of judges gives rise to tensions between the need to involve local actors and the desire of international actors to maintain high standards of accountability (for the locals as well as themselves). These tensions may come to a head around the most political crimes, in turn raising the question of how to address a legacy of human rights abuse.

Keywords:   amnesty, crimes against humanity, justice, lustration, ownership, reconciliation, rule of law, vetting, war crimes

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .