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The quest for transitional justice in Afghanistan: Exploring the untapped potential of customary justice

Schmeidl, Susanne


Based upon an analysis of the peace process in Afghanistan since 2011, the article argues that past top-down approaches have failed to achieve the twin goals of peace and justice. Thus, customary justice and its associated structures offers an alternative approach to furthering reconciliation and addressing grievances, as well as to ensuring accountability for wrongs committed at the community level. Drawing from the work of The Liaison Office, the article highlights the advantages of customary...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal Fuer Entwicklungspolitik (Austrian Journal of Developmental Studies)
DOI: 10.20446/JEP-2414-3197-27-3-43
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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