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Justice is in the eyes of the beholders : restorative and retributive justice in Northern Uganda
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-05)
The aim of this report was to explore traditional justice and the effects of the International Criminal Court (ICC) intervention as tools for transitional justice in Northern Uganda. Fieldwork was carried out in Gulu district, involving various stakeholders in the peace process and the grassroots. The study found that traditional justice, albeit with a few variations to institutionalize it, it is ...
“Making space for peace” : human rights defenders and international accompaniment - case study: the work of Peace Brigades International in Colombia
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-06-10)
Human rights have long secured their place on the international agenda and most actors, states, non-governmental organisations or even multinational companies can no longer afford to ignore the demands put forward by international human rights mechanisms. In spite of the efforts to promote and implement human rights on a global scale, defending human rights on a local scale has remained at a high ...
Assessing the impact of forced displacement on communities in small island states : the case of the Chagossian tragedy
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-05-28)
The dissertation is centred on a case study of a small community, called the Chagossians who were former inhabitants of the Chagos Archipelago. They were forcibly displaced and relocated on the Islands of Seychelles and Mauritius between 1965 and 1973 by the UK and US governments to make way for the construction of a US military base. Numerous research conducted on the case has tended to focus mainly ...
Female genital mutilation : a case of the Sabiny in Kapchorwa district, Uganda
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-06)
Female Genital Mutilation/cutting/circumcision (FGM/C) are terms used to incorporate a wide range of traditional practices that involve the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia basically for traditional and cultural reasons in mostly African societies. This study addresses the perceptions of this practice and looks at different efforts by the Community Based Organisations and ...
Islamophobia in India : a case study of Gujarat 2002
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-05-27)
Inter ethnic and inter religious conflict all over the world is enmeshed in identity discourses about ‘the self’ and ‘the other’. This study attempts to understand the role of public discourse and its language of signs, symbols and narratives in shaping perceptions about ‘the other’ during situations of inter ethnic violence. It focuses on the communication dynamics within the Hindu community during ...