Law, Social Justice and Global Development Journal

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 2, December

East Timor's Community Reconciliation Process as a Model for Legal Pluralism in Criminal Justice
'The assumption that legal reform requires new rules is especially absurd in cases where the formal legal system does not reach the whole territory of the state. This is indeed the case in many developing countries where the state either does not...
Editorial
This special issue of LDG on 'Legal Pluralism and the nation state' aims to demonstrate the wide and varied application of the concept of legal pluralism to current socio-legal debates. The papers in the issue straddle topics as diverse as military...
Legal Pluralism within a Transnational Network of Governance: The Extraordinary Case of Rendition
1. Introduction Nation states organise many functions of governance within transnational networks, and this complicates our understanding of the dynamics of legal pluralism as primarily functioning within national legal systems. Legal pluralists...
Military Law, Justice, and Culture in the British Army
1. Introduction As members of a disciplined force, British soldiers (1) of all ranks live under rules. Formal published rules abound in their daily experience, and they are expected to comply with and obey them. For example, at the organisational...
Multicultural Conflicts and National Judges: A General Approach
1. Introduction How do social and legal actors negotiate accommodative solutions to legal questions regarding family matters in situations involving immigrant and ethnic minorities in Europe and North America? (1) In this contribution I want...
Multiculturalism, Legal Pluralism and the Separability Thesis: A Postmodern Critique of 'An African Case for Legal Positivism'
1. Introduction: Understanding the Debate The debate over the nature and possibility of African jurisprudence, from a historical perspective, is a chequered one. That history, in certain terms, is reminiscent of the then, but no longer, controversial...
Pan-Africanism or Imperialism? Unity and Struggle towards a New Democratic Africa
1. Introductory Remarks I am honoured and humbled by your invitation to deliver the Second Billy Dudley Memorial Lecture. Memorial lectures are no doubt occasions for us to celebrate the lives of our colleagues and comrades and learn from their...
Religious Courts Alongside Secular State Courts: The Case of the Turkish Alevis
1. Introduction Today there is increasing awareness that religious law still plays a role in secular societies and their legal systems. Religion has become a more prominent identity both within states and across state borders--be it Islam worldwide,...
Report on the IMISCOE-Funded B6 Workshop on 'Legal and Normative Accommodation in Multicultural Europe', Brussels 14-15 July, 2008
1. Introduction This report on an IMISCOE Cluster B6 workshop held in Brussels in July 2008 is in four parts. Part I is a summary which may suffice for many readers. Others who need or wish to go further might look at Part II, which...