Legal Empowerment and Liberal-Local Peace-building

Lars Waldorf

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Abstract

There has been a dramatic surge of legal empowerment programming over the past ten years in post-conflict states. Legal empowerment expands access to justice for the poor so they can use law to advance their rights and demand social goods. While international human rights law promotes legal empowerment policy, it can also limit its implementation, particularly when it comes to interacting with informal justice systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy
EditorsMatthew Saul, James A. Sweeney
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages229-250
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781315769592
ISBN (Print)9781138780118, 9781138702769
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2015

Publication series

NamePost-Conflict Law and Justice
PublisherRoutledge

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    Waldorf, L. (2015). Legal Empowerment and Liberal-Local Peace-building. In M. Saul, & J. A. Sweeney (Eds.), International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy (pp. 229-250). [Chapter 11] (Post-Conflict Law and Justice). Routledge.