Chequered accounts: truth, justice and the judiciary in post authoritarian Nigeria

Hakeem Yusuf

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This chapter argues that neglect of judicial accountability for the past has resonance for achieving the aims of truth and justice for victims of gross violations of human rights as well as wider issues of transitional justice. Moreover, the contextual analysis suggests that neglecting judicial accountability for its role in past governance as a measure of transitional justice threatens institutional transformation, an important aspect of post-authoritarian state-building.5 The absence of transformation at times of political change threatens not only rule of law but also, the transition project as a whole.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransitional Justice and Rule of Law
Subtitle of host publicationInstitutional Design and the Changing Normative Structure of Post- Authoritarian Societies
EditorsStephan Parmentier, Adam Czarnota
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2015


  • transitional justice
  • truth-commissions
  • courts
  • rights violations

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