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dc.contributor.authorYusuf, Hakeem O.
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-10T13:50:28Z
dc.date.available2019-06-10T13:50:28Z
dc.date.issued2007-08-10
dc.identifier.citationYusuf, H.O. (2007) 'Travails of truth: Achieving justice for victims of impunity in Nigeria', The International Journal of Transitional Justice, 1(2), pp.268-286. doi: 10.1093/ijtj/ijm023.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1752-7716
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ijtj/ijm023
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623825
dc.description.abstractFollowing its transition from authoritarian military rule marked by gross violations of human rights, Nigeria established the Human Rights Violations Investigations Commission (HRVIC) in 1999. This paper critically examines the contributions of the Commission popularly known as the ‘Oputa Panel’ to the field of transitional justice and the rule of law. It sets out the process of establishing the Commission, the mandate of the HRVIC and how this was interpreted during the course of the Commission’s work. The challenges faced by the Oputa Panel are analysed to serve as signposts for other truth commissions, particularly in relation to its legal status and relationship with the judiciary. Recourse by some powerful individuals to the judicial process in a bid to shield them from the Truth Commission merits particular review as it raises questions regarding the transformation of the judiciary and the rule of law in the wake of an authoritarian regime.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://academic.oup.com/ijtj/article-abstract/1/2/268/2356830en_US
dc.subjectOputa Panelen_US
dc.subjecttruth-seekingen_US
dc.subjectNigeriaen_US
dc.subjectauthoritarian ruleen_US
dc.subjectpolitical transitionen_US
dc.subjectjudiciaryen_US
dc.titleTravails of truth: achieving justice for victims of impunity in Nigeria.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1752-7724
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Glasgowen_US
dc.identifier.journalThe International Journal of Transitional Justiceen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2007-01-01
dc.author.detail786770en_US


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