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dc.contributor.authorIkejiaku, Brian V.
dc.contributor.authorOsabutey, J.
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-14T20:53:11Z
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-23T14:19:14Z
dc.date.available2023-06-14T20:53:11Z
dc.date.available2023-06-23T14:19:14Z
dc.date.issued2022-12
dc.identifier.citationIkejiaku B and Osabutey J (2022) The effect of mob justice on the rule of law and democratisation in Africa: a case study of Ghana. Peace Human Rights Governance. 6(2): 181-202.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/19475
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe emergence of globalisation has promoted human rights education, the media and scholarly works have drawn attention to the issue of the rule of law and mob justice activities constantly recurring in developing countries. The paper examines the effects of mob justice on the rule of law and democratisation in Africa using Ghana as a case study. The paper is of the view that mob justice has both negative and positive effects on the rule of law and democratisation in Ghana. This is because the legal and criminal justice systems in some societies are seen by citizens as illegitimate as they fail to punish suspected criminals appropriately; thus, negatively destroying democracy and the image of the State. Positively, mob justice serves as a wake-up call for the State to take its responsibility to protect the rights of its citizens seriously. The paper draws on international human rights law in the light of international legal instruments, such as the UDHR, ICCPR, and African Charter, as well as the 1992 Constitution of Ghana and employs mainly the Tylerian procedural justice perspective, as well as Liberal democratic theory. It uses theoretical, critically analytical and qualitative empirical evidence (based on semi-structured interviews from purposive sampling of 15 expert opinions and relevant organisations with a keen interest in the subject matter) for the analysis.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGhana Scholarship Board funded the research on the Rule of Law & Mob Justice in Ghana.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPADOVA
dc.rights© 2022 The Authors. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.en_US
dc.subjectInternational Human Rights Lawen_US
dc.subjectThe rule of lawen_US
dc.subjectMob/instant justiceen_US
dc.subjectDemocratic governanceen_US
dc.titleThe effect of mob justice on the rule of law and democratisation in Africa: a case study of Ghanaen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2022
dc.date.application2022-12
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.rights.licenseCC-BY-NC-SAen_US
dc.date.updated2023-06-14T20:53:13Z
refterms.dateFOA2023-06-23T14:20:06Z
dc.relation.urlhttps://phrg.padovauniversitypress.it/2022/2/5
dc.openaccess.statusopenAccessen_US


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