Access to Justice Beyond the State Courts

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Aimé-Parfait Niyonkuru

A Solution to the Crisis of Justice in Burundi?

ISBN 978-3-643-91377-7
Band-Nr. 3
Jahr 2021
Seiten 194
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Frieden – Versöhnung – Zukunft: Afrika und Europa. Paix – Réconciliation – Avenir : L’Afrique et l’Europe Peace – Reconciliation


Costliness, excessive delay, bias against the weak, corruption, underfunding, insufficiency of legal skills
and shortage of training programmes (for the judicial staff in its diversity), complexity of legal rules and
procedures, including the language of both the law and the Court, dependency vis-à-vis the political authorities;
these are flaws documented as hindering equal and effective access to Burundi’s formal state court justice
system. This book argues that engaging with out-of-court justice in Burundi’s legal pluralism model may
positively impact on people’s access to justice, particularly for the poor and the underprivileged.

Aimé-Parfait Niyonkuru is a visiting researcher at the Nanterre Centre of International Law and an associate
researcher with Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut.