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RULE OF LAW RECONSTRCUTION IN POST-CONFLICT AREAS
RULE OF LAW RECONSTRCUTION IN POST-CONFLICT AREAS

Author(s): Bogdan Bîrzu
Subject(s): Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Published by: Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Wien/ Osterreichish Rumanischer Akademischer Verein
Keywords: rule of law ;reconstructing process; conflicts;

Summary/Abstract: Conflicts often arise from the failure of a State’s legal system to protect rights and punish perpetrators of human rights violations. Discrimination, corruption and abuse of power by law enforcement officials, and the military in many cases, fuel and exacerbate conflicts and make it even harder to achieve reconciliation after the conflict. Injustice, literally, drives people to take up arms. Understanding how the justice sector actually worked in the State before and during the conflict, and how it should function if the rule of law is to take root, should be a central feature of the reconstructing process.

  • Issue Year: VI/2012
  • Issue No: VI
  • Page Range: 48-51
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: English