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.
|Title of host publication||International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy|
|Editors||Matthew Saul, James A. Sweeney|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||22|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138780118, 9781138702769|
|Publication status||Published - 26 May 2015|
|Name||Post-Conflict Law and Justice|
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.