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Doing justice without the state [electronic resource] : the Afikpo (Ehugbo) Nigeria model /
O. Oko Elechi.
imprint
New York : Routledge, c2006.
description
xix, 260 p. : ill., maps.
ISBN
0415977290 (alk. paper), 9780415977296 (alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Routledge, c2006.
isbn
0415977290 (alk. paper)
9780415977296 (alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Restorative justice : theoretical perspectives -- The custom/law debate in the African context -- Nigeria in post-colonial Africa -- Historical overview of Afikpo town -- Indigenous institutions of conflict resolution in Afikpo -- Afikpo women and the traditional justice system -- Responding to breach of custom/regulations and other offenses.
catalogue key
12394956
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-258) and index.
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Main Description
This study examines the principles and practices of the Afikpo (Eugbo) Nigeria indigenous justice system in contemporary times. Like most African societies, the Afikpo indigenous justice system employs restorative, transformative and communitarian principles in conflict resolution. This book describes the processes of community empowerment, participatory justice system and how regular institutions of society that provide education, social and economic support are also effective in early intervention in disputes and prevention of conflicts.
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Like most African societies, the Afikpo indigenous justice system employs restorative, transformative, and communitarian principles in conflict resolution. This study examines the principles and practices of the Afikpo (Eugbo) Nigeria indigenous justice system.
Main Description
This study examines the principles and practices of the Afikpo (Eugbo) Nigeria indigenous justice system in contemporary times. Like most African societies, the Afikpo indigenous justice system employs restorative, transformative and communitarian principles in conflict resolution. Indigenous social and political institutions that function as channels for conflict resolution and justice are examined. The Afikpo indigenous justice system's continued perceived popularity and legitimacy are discussed, as is the basis of the system's co-examined. The Afikpo indigenous justice system' continued perceived popularity and legitimacy are discussed, as is the basis of the system's co-existence with the Nigerian state agencies for conflict resolution. The Afikpo indigenous is functional, effective, unique, democratic and allows for the participation of all community members. In line with its egalitarian world views, crime is viewed as a conflict between community members. As the primary stakeholders in the conflict,victims, offenders, and the community are actively involved in the definition of harm and the crafting of solutions acceptable to all stakeholders. The quality and effectiveness of justice are measured through the well-being of victims and the community members. Justice making is also an opportunity for the re-evaluation of community values and socio-economic conditions. The Afikpo indigenous justice system is victim-centered, humane and applies persuasive and re-integrative principles in adjudicating justice.
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This study examines the principles and practices of the Afikpo (Eugbo) Nigeria indigenous justice system in contemporary times. Like most African societies, the Afikpo indigenous justice system employs restorative, transformative and communitarian principles in conflict resolution.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Restorative justice : theoretical perspectivesp. 17
The custom/law debate in the African contextp. 45
Nigeria in post-colonial Africap. 75
Historical overview of Afikpo townp. 97
Indigenous institutions of conflict resolution in Afikpop. 117
Afikpo women and the traditional justice systemp. 147
Responding to breach of custom/regulations and other offensesp. 181
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