Category Archive: TJI

Political commemoration and peacebuilding in ethno-national settings: the risk and utility of partisan memory

Political commemoration and peacebuilding in ethno-national settings: the risk and utility of partisan memory Citation: Download the journal article. Abstract: This article examines partisan political commemorations and their impact on peacebuilding in ethno-national settings. It considers how commemoration can assume highly partisan, ideological frames working to exacerbate conflict but also argues that partisan forms of […]

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Conflict-Related Violence Against Women: Transforming Transition

Conflict-Related Violence Against Women: Transforming Transition Citation: Buy or access the book Abstract: By comparatively assessing three conflict-affected jurisdictions (Liberia, Northern Ireland and Timor-Leste), Conflict-Related Violence against Women empirically and theoretically expands current understanding of the form and nature of conflict-time harms impacting women. The ‘violences’ that occur in conflict beyond strategic rape are first identified. […]

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Intimate Partner Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: Insights and Lessons from Northern Ireland

Intimate Partner Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: Insights and Lessons from Northern Ireland Citation: Download the research report. Key points: An understanding of intimate partner (‘domestic’) violence that incorporates coercive and controlling behaviour related to threats of harassment and psychological abuse alongside physical violence, is crucial to addressing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). IPV is […]

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Understanding and Addressing Conflict-Related Violence Against Women

Understanding and Addressing Conflict-Related Violence Against Women Citation: Download the briefing paper Key findings: Women experience many different types of violence in conflict. Peace and conflict agendas tend to focus on preventing particular forms of violence (for example strategic rape). Increased recognition is required of the different forms of violence which women experience, the ways […]

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Gendering the Law of Occupation: The Case of Cyprus

Gendering the Law of Occupation: The Case of Cyprus Citation: Download the journal article Abstract: The long-term occupation of Northern Cyprus provides some valuable insights into the gendered dimensions of the law of occupation. Specifically, close analysis of conflict-related patterns of sexual violence, the regulation of family relationships, and the challenge of sexual trafficking allows […]

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Feminist Strategy in International Law: Understanding Its Legal, Normative and Political Dimensions

Feminist Strategy in International Law: Understanding Its Legal, Normative and Political Dimensions Citation:  Access the article here. Abstract: While international law has typically waxed and waned in feminist favours, contemporary feminist engagements reveal a strongly critical, reflective thrust about the costs of engaging international law and the quality of ostensible gains. To inform this reflection, […]

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Political Commemoration: The Inclusion Dynamics of ‘Partisan Commemoration’

Political Commemoration: The Inclusion Dynamics of ‘Partisan Commemoration’ Citation: Download briefing paper. Policy points: • Politically partisan commemoration is a prolific activity in many societies with a history of ethno- national conflict, used and valued by political actors • Politically partisan commemoration appears divisive, but can paradoxically underpin peace by cohering communities ambivalent about the […]

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Violent conflict, political settlement and intimate partner violence, Lessons from Northern Ireland

 Violent conflict, political settlement and intimate partner violence, Lessons from Northern Ireland Citation: Download the research report. Policy points: An understanding of inter-personal (‘domestic’) violence (IPV) that incorporates coercive and controlling behaviour related to threats of harassment and psychological abuse, alongside physical violence, is vital in both conflict and post-conflict situations. Given the investment in […]

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Fionnuala Ní Aoláin’s remarks on Civil Society Empowerment and Women, Peace and Security

PSRP researcher Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin (TJI, Ulster University, UN Special Rapporteur for Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights) UN Special Rapporteur for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights While Countering Terrorism spoke at to the UN General Assembly and led a discussion on ‘Civil Society Empowerment and Women, Peace and Security’ at the invitation of […]

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