Chiseche Salome Mibenge identifies the cultural assumptions behind the legal profession’s claims to impartiality and universality. Focusing on the postwar tribunals in Rwanda and Sierra Leone, Mibenge draws on anthropological research in African conflict settings and feminist theory in order to challenge legal narratives that reinscribe essentialized notions of gender in the conduct and resolution of violent conflict. She uncovers the suppressed testimonies of men and women who are unwilling or unable to recite the legal scripts that would elevate them to the status of victimhood recognized by an international and humanitarian audience.
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