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By Lyn S. Graybill

during this groundbreaking research of post-conflict Sierra Leone, Lyn Graybill examines the ways that either faith and native culture supported restorative justice tasks akin to the nationwide fact and Reconciliation fee (TRC) and village-level Fambul Tok ceremonies.  /// via her interviews with Christian and Muslim leaders of the Inter-Religious Council, Graybill uncovers a wealthy trove of views concerning the which means of reconciliation, the position of acknowledgment, and the importance of forgiveness. via an abundance of polling information and her evaluation of conventional practices one of the a variety of ethnic teams, Graybill additionally indicates that those views of spiritual leaders didn't in any respect clash with the reviews of the neighborhood inhabitants, whose personal tastes for restorative justice over retributive justice have been appropriate with conventional values that prioritized reconciliation over punishment.  /// those neighborhood sentiments, notwithstanding, have been at odds with the foreign community's choice for retributive justice, as embodied within the detailed court docket for Sierra Leone, which ran at the same time with the TRC. Graybill warns that with the dominance of the overseas felony courtroom in Africa—there are at the moment eighteen pending instances in 8 countries—local personal tastes may well remain sidelined in desire of prosecutions. She argues that the overseas neighborhood is risking the lack of its Most worthy resources in post-conflict peacebuilding via laying aside spiritual and conventional values of reconciliation in desire of Western felony norms.

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