LEGAL PLURALISM, CONFLICT RESOLUTION, AND HUMAN RIGHTS: AN EXAMINATION OF THE TRADITIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION APPROACH OF THE NABDAM OF GHANA
vThe inevitability of conflict in human life (Mitchell, 1981; Burton, 1990; McQuay, 2014; Prezi, 2015)
vConflict resolution necessity (Best, 2010; Guri, 2000)
vConflict resolution fora: State court system and customary approach
1.Existence of state court system in Nabdam:
•trained and paid professionals,
•codified rules and regulation,
•and prescribed procedures and processes
2.Traditional approach manned by chiefs with councils of elders
modernization, religious proliferations, criticisms, chieftaincy conflicts
3. Nature, strengths and challenges (Awodoba, 2009; Boege, 2006; Brock-Utne, 2001)
Usage in peacebuilding (Marfo, 2014; Badong, 2009; Bingpong & Buta, 2013 )
The role of women in the approach (Adam & Masinde, 2004; Annan, 2013)
4. Nabdam?? Human Rights???
This work therefore examined the Nabdam traditional approach to conflict resolution and how it protects and or abuses the rights of disputants.
1)Explore the structural and procedural aspects of the Nabdam traditional conflict resolution approach.
2)Examine how the Nabdam traditional conflict resolution approach protects and or abuses the rights of disputants.
3)Determine the prospects of the Nabdam traditional conflicts resolution approach in the era of religious proliferation and modernity.
4)Explore measures to enhance the protection of the rights of disputants under the Nabdam traditional conflicts resolution model.
5)Establish the similarities and differences with the Nabdam approach to conflict resolution and the state court system.
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