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This study examines the principles and practices of the Afikpo (Eugbo) Nigeria indigenous justice system in contemporary times. Like most African societies, the Afikpo indigenous justice system employs restorative, transformative and communitarian principles in conflict resolution. This book describes the processes of community empowerment, participatory justice system and how regular institutions of society that provide education, social and economic support are also effective in early intervention in disputes and prevention of conflicts.
1. Introduction 2. Restorative Justice: Theoretical Perspectives 3. The Custom/Law Debate in the African Context 4. Research Method 5. Nigeria in Post-Colonial Africa 6. Historical Overview of Afikpo Town 7. Indigenous Institutions of Conflict Resolution in Afikpo 8. Afikpo Women and the Traditional Justice System 9. Responding to Breach of Custom/Regulations and Other Offenses