Introduction: Legal Empowerment in Transitions

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Despite the growing attention to and burgeoning literature on legal empowerment, there has been surprisingly little focus on how it might promote greater social justice during political transitions from authoritarianism and from conflict. Such transitions can provide opportunities for challenging structural inequalities and for promoting legal mobilization. This introductory article provides an overview of legal empowerment before examining its links to peacebuilding and transitional justice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-241
Number of pages13
JournalThe International Journal of Human Rights
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2015

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