Culture under cross-examination : international justice and the special court for Sierra Leone

Level D A346.6405238 /987195 Available
Level D A346.6405238 /987195 Available
Full title: Culture under cross-examination : international justice and the special court for Sierra Leone / Tim Kelsall.
Main author: Kelsall, Tim, 1970-
Format: Book           


Summary: "The international community created the Special Court for Sierra Leone to prosecute those who bore the greatest responsibility for crimes committed during the country's devastating civil war. Tim Kelsall examines some of the challenges posed by the fact that the Court operated in a largely unfamiliar culture, in which the way local people thought about rights, agency and truth-telling sometimes differed radically from the way international lawyers think about these things. By applying an anthro-political perspective to the trials, he unveils a variety of ethical, epistemological, jurisprudential and procedural problems, arguing that although touted as a promising hybrid, the Court failed in crucial ways to adapt to the local culture concerned. Culture matters, and international justice requires a more dialogical, multicultural approach"--Provided by publisher.
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Classmark: A346.6405238 /987195
Subjects:
Series: Cambridge studies in law and society
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780521767781
0521767784