The Convergence Between Peace and Justice in Contemporary Transitional Justice: A Critical Analysis of the Situation in the Post Conflicting Burundi

Kubwera, Gerald J. (2018) The Convergence Between Peace and Justice in Contemporary Transitional Justice: A Critical Analysis of the Situation in the Post Conflicting Burundi. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study is addressed into five chapters. It cuts across the central question aimed at looking the convergence of peace and justice in restoring a peaceful situation in Burundi transitional justice from the past atrocities. The study traces the background of the problem since when the country attained her independence. It shows the groups that were in disputes and the initiatives taken under regional and international level. The study is on the theoretical and legal framework of Peace and Justice. This paves a way for the discussion on the concept of transitional justice and its elements: prosecution, truth telling or truth commission, traditional justice methods, reparation and institution. This work also covers the concept of justice and peace. It discusses how the concept of justice and peace have been undertaken together towards resolving conflict by taking experience from other countries like Argentina and Yugoslavia. Then, it shows how the two concepts complement each other. The study further provides a thorough overview of transitional justice in Burundi and the steps taken by the East African Community and International instrument to deal with the conflict. The EAC appointed leader like President Yoweri Museveni and former president of United Republic of Tanzania, Benjamin William Mkapa to try tomediate the conflicting parties. The same was done by the UN through the Kalomoh report which came with recommendations on how to resolve the conflict as well as currently the initiatives taken by the UN Commission on Human Rights through the UNIIB with purpose of finding a way to peaceful society by investigating the matter.Finally, the study provides for research findings and discussion, and whereas the last part deals with conclusion and recommendation following the discussion undertaken in this study basing on the raised issues.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 340 Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2018 16:15
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2018 16:15
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2065

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