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Kenya - Reconciling society and the judiciary in northern Kenya

  title={Kenya - Reconciling society and the judiciary in northern Kenya},
  author={Tanja Chopra},
This report discusses how to reconcile society and the judiciary in northern Kenya. It is a companion paper to Building Informal Justice in Northern Kenya, which focuses on the peace initiatives in the arid lands. The introduction provides an overview of the Kenyan judicial system. The report contains eight sections covering conflicts in the arid lands; shortcomings of the judiciary; different cultures of justice; justice outside the courts; grievances against government authorities; emerging… 

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