Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161611
Authors: 
Waldorf, Lars
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2017/50
Abstract: 
This article explores whether legal empowerment can address horizontal inequalities in post-conflict settings, and if so, how. It argues that legal empowerment has modest potential to reduce these inequalities but that there are risks of strengthening group identities, reducing social cohesion, and, in the worst case, triggering conflict. It uses a case study to examine how two legal empowerment programmes in Liberia navigated this tension between equity and peace.
Subjects: 
horizontal inequalities
legal empowerment
Liberia
peacebuilding
post-conflict
social cohesion
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-274-8
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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