Restorative Justice for Niger Delta
This book examines restorative justice as an emerging conflict prevention, management, and resolution mechanism that could benefit the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The book examines restorative justice in its various dimensions from criminal law through legal anthropology. It focuses on both the remote and proximate causes of the Niger Delta conflicts. A central thesis is maintained that environmental conflict in Nigeria and recent disturbances in the region are the outcome of desperate attitudes on the part of the marginalized, due to legislative and legal manipulations. The book also reexamines natural resources specifically as causes of conflicts and how poverty alleviation could be an essential contributing factor in conflict management. The book includes material on the application of restorative justice in response to conflict prevention, management, and resolution.
Publication Date: 4/1/2009