Overpromised, Underdelivered: Transitional Justice in Sub-Saharan Africa

ICTJ; Lydiah Bosire
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This paper discusses the challenges encountered during efforts to pursue justice in a number of sub-Saharan African countries in transition, including Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and South Africa. It presents a background and genealogy of transitional justice, and explores the obstacles that arise when implementing transitional justice measures such as prosecutions, truth-seeking, reparations, and institutional reform.