Integrating Customary Practice and Restorative Justice in Libya

When: November 24, 2014

Guest: Najla Mangoush

Host: Carl Stauffer

Through customary practices, tribal leaders in Libya already play an essential role in solving both small-scale conflicts, such as those between families; and large-scale conflicts, such as those between militia groups and the Libyan Government. Restorative justice is an essential need in Libya as a country transitioning from war to peace. Najla Mangoush will outline the possibilities for conflict transformation in Libya, by moving beyond state authority for controlling the transition and intervention in the aftermath of mass crimes and integrating restorative justice principles and customary practices.