African Transitional Justice Research Project: Case Study on Transitional Justice in Nigeria

Yusuf, Hakeem (2018). African Transitional Justice Research Project: Case Study on Transitional Justice in Nigeria. Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, South Africa, South Africa.

URL: https://www.csvr.org.za/project-reports/Nigerian-C...

Abstract

Nigeria, a multi-religious and ethnically diverse country with over 350 ethnicities,1 typifies the legacy of British colonialism in sub-Saharan Africa. Given this diversity, it is not unusual that conflict has belied the country’s transition to democracy, and transitional justice has attempted to be a mechanism through which this is achieved – even with challenges to its broader enforcement. This report draws on documents and interviews to analyse the implementation of transitional justice measures in Nigeria. It examines the current state of affairs regarding justice for the past and reform of institutions in the country.

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