Transitional Justice in Practice

Conflict, Justice, and Reconciliation in the Solomon Islands

Editors: Jeffery, Renée (Ed.)

  • Marks the first collection that offers a comprehensive analysis of the transitional justice practice and processes in the Solomon Islands
  • Takes an interdisciplinary perspective by bringing together scholars of transitional justice and experts on the Solomon Islands
  • Weaves the theoretical debate in transitional justice with the empirical evidence of international, national, and local approaches as played out in the Solomon Islands
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This book examines the practice of transitional justice in the Solomon Islands from the period of the ‘The Tensions’ to the present. In late 1998, the Solomon Islands were plunged into a period of violent civil conflict precipitated by a complex web of grievances, injustices, ethnic tensions, and economic insecurities. This conflict dragged on until the middle of 2003, leaving an estimated 200 people dead and more than 20 000 displaced from their homes. In the time that has elapsed since the end of The Tensions, numerous—at times incompatible—approaches to transitional justice have been implemented in the Solomon Islands. The contributors to this volume examine how key global trends and debates about transitional justice were played out in the Solomon Islands, how its key mechanisms were adapted to meet the specific demands of post-conflict justice in this local context, and how well its practices and processes fulfilled their perceived functions.

About the authors

Renée Jeffery is Professor of International Relations in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University, Australia, where she holds joint appointments to the Centre for Governance and Public Policy and the Griffith Asia Institute. She is the author of Amnesties, Accountability and Human Rights and editor of Transitional Justice in the Asia-Pacific (with Hun Joon Kim).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Transitional Justice and the Tensions

    Jeffery, Renée

    Pages 1-36

  • Subjectivities of Suffering: Human Rights in the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission

    Cronin, Claire

    Pages 37-62

  • Kastom in Dispute Resolution: Transitional Justice and Customary Law in the Solomon Islands

    Quinn, Joanna R.

    Pages 63-84

  • Peering into the ‘Black Box’ of TRC Success: Exploring Local Perceptions of Reconciliation in the Solomon Islands TRC

    Guthrey, Holly L. (et al.)

    Pages 85-111

  • The Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report: Forgiving the Perpetrators, Forgetting the Victims?

    Jeffery, Renée

    Pages 113-139

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59694-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transitional Justice in Practice
Book Subtitle
Conflict, Justice, and Reconciliation in the Solomon Islands
Editors
  • Renée Jeffery
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59695-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59695-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59694-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 274
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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