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n African Journal on Conflict Resolution - The dilemma of restorative justice when 'all are guilty' : a case study of the conflicts in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-6997

Abstract

Conflicts in the oil-rich Niger Delta of Nigeria have received considerable attention - from academics, policy makers and practitioners. In this article the possible application of restorative justice principles to the conflicts in the oil-producing regions of Nigeria is examined. After a survey of the background to the conflicts in the area, possible applications of restorative justice principles are analysed, and the various assumptions and considerations that may underlie and inform this application are outlined. In conclusion a step by step approach is suggested: how restorative justice principles may be applied, how the challenges therein may be considered, and how the challenges may be overcome.

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2007-01-01
2019-11-21

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