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Conflict Resolution and Criminal Justice - Sorting Out Trouble : Can Legislation Resolve Perennial Conflicts Between Roma/gypsies/travellers and "national Majorities"?

Conflict Resolution and Criminal Justice - Sorting Out Trouble : Can Legislation Resolve Perennial Conflicts Between Roma/gypsies/travellers and "national Majorities"?

Acton, Thomas (2006) Conflict Resolution and Criminal Justice - Sorting Out Trouble : Can Legislation Resolve Perennial Conflicts Between Roma/gypsies/travellers and "national Majorities"? Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, 51. pp. 29-49. ISSN 0732-9113

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Abstract

Can legislation resolve the conflicts between ‘national majority’ communities and Roma/Gypsies/Travellers in Europe and the rest of the world? This paper will argue that they cannot do so successfully until the framers of law become aware of the way in which Roma/Gypsy/Traveller communities resolve conflicts among themselves, and legitimate solutions in the light of the historical origins of such conflicts. Without such understanding, all attempts at legal resolution, whether humane, inhumane, or even genocidal, have been at most partially effective, and ultimately unsuccessful.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Control, Gypsies, Roma, Travellers
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Social, Political & Cultural Studies
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:14
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5566

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