Transitional justice, judicial accountability and the rule of law /
- Publication info:
Osgoode Hall Law School Library
- Transitional justice, judicial accountability and the rule of law / Hakeem O. Yusuf.
- Main Author:
- Yusuf, Hakeem,
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Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, N.Y. : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group 2010
"Transitional Justice, Judicial Accountability and the Rule of Law addresses the importance of judicial accountability in transitional justice processes. Despite a general consensus that the judiciary plays an important role in contemporary governance, accountability for the judicial role in formerly authoritarian societies remains largely elided and under-researched. Hakeem O. Yusuf argues that the purview of transitional justice mechanisms should, as a matter of policy, be extended to scrutiny of the judicial role in the past. Through a critical comparative approach that cuts through the transitioning experiences of post-authoritarian and post-conflict polities in Latin America, Asia, Europe and Africa, the book focuses specifically on Nigeria. It demonstrates that public accountability of the judiciary through the mechanism of a truth-seeking process is a necessary component in securing comprehensive accountability for the judicial role in the past. Transitional Justice, Judicial Accountability and the Rule of Law further shows that an across-the-board transformation of state institutions ́<U+0093> an important aspiration of transitional processes ́<U+0093> is virtually impossible without incorporating the third branch of government, the judiciary, into the accountability process."
- Item Description:
"A GlassHouse book"--title-page.
- Physical Description:
xii, 204 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-199) and index.
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Table of Contents
- Foreword / Abimbola Olowofoyeku
- Introduction : Transitional justice, judicial accountability and the rule of law
- The case for judicial accountability in transitions
- Truth, transition, and accountability of the judiciary
- Political change and judicial reform : an international and comparative perspective
- Judicial accountability in political transitions : the Nigerian context
- Rights, the judiciary, and constitutionalism in transitions
- Transition and the judicialization of politics : dialectics of a phenomenon
- Courts to the rescue? : the judicialization of politics in Nigeria