Rule of Law through imperfect bodies? The informal justice systems of Burundi and Somalia

"This paper provides an overview of the central findings emerging from the two studies, Stateless Justice in Somalia – Formal and Informal Rule of Law Initiatives and The Role of Informal Justice Systems in Reconstructing the Rule of Law in Post-Conflict Situations – The Case of Burundi. On the basis of this overview, it also argues for why the international community should engage with the informal justice systems. Finally, and using recommendations contained in both reports, it points out certain specific fields in which this engagement might prove most useful."