A Comparative Analysis of Restorative Justice Practices in Africa


This online guide looks at restorative justice as practised in six African countries: South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana and Rwanda. The guide was written by Julena Jumbe Gabagambi who is Assistant Lecturer in Law at the University of Iringa in Tanzania and was published in 2018 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. There is background information on restorative justice in Africa and its treatment in the legal literature. The author outlines the forms of restorative justice practised in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana and Rwanda and looks at the effects of colonial adversarial justice systems on restorative justice in these countries. There is a bibliography and links to full papers mentioned in the text are given where available.


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