Transitional justice in the Middle East and North Africa – taking account of Islam.
AuthorsYusuf, Hakeem O.
AffiliationUniversity of Birmingham
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AbstractThe core of the argument of this article is that the integration of Islamic notions of justice into transitional justice mechanisms in the MENA makes for a more viable and sustainable transitional justice process in the region. This would mean a critical cultural value in the MENA is given a place in dealing with the past and mapping out a sustainable future in the region. The argument here is premised on the logic that a social transformation-focused enterprise like transitional justice ought to engage with Islam for sustainable outcomes in societies in the MENA where Islam is very influential. Given the significant role and influence of Islam on cultural, socio-political and legal institutions in the MENA, a process of transitional justice that takes account of Islamic values and practices is important for negotiating justice and institutionalising reforms in societies in the region.
CitationYusuf, H.O. (2017) 'Transitional justice in the Middle East and North Africa – taking account of Islam', Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, 14(1), pp.145-170. doi: 10.1515/mwjhr-2017-0010.
JournalMuslim World Journal of Human Rights