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Feminism, Postcolonial Legal Theory and Transitional Justice: A Critique of Current Trends Khanyisela Moyo

Moyo, Khanyisela (2012) Feminism, Postcolonial Legal Theory and Transitional Justice: A Critique of Current Trends Khanyisela Moyo. International Human Rights Law Review, 1 (2). pp. 237-275. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1163/22131035-00102002

Abstract

Inspired by feminist legal theory and postcolonial literal studies this article interrogates the ‘transitional justice discourse’ and coins critiques which re-examine the discipline’s key tenets; namely, democracy, liberalism, rule of law and human rights. It argues that while transitional justice can be seen as one of the masculine human rights strategies that are reminiscent of imperial intervention in the lives of postcolonial subjects, it is open to seizure by the same. This is possible in transitional contexts since these situations create opportunities for stakeholders to rethink the inadequacies of the accepted discourse, and to subscribe to new ways of seeking justice.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:transitional justice, postcolonial and feminist legal theory, democracy, liberalism, power, human rights, justice
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Transitional Justice Institute
ID Code:24225
Deposited By: Dr Khanyisela Moyo
Deposited On:15 May 2013 09:49
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:06

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