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Principled Pragmatism and the ‘Inclusion Project’, Implementing a Gender Perspective in Peace Agreements

Principled Pragmatism and the ‘Inclusion Project’, Implementing a Gender Perspective in Peace Agreements Kevin McNicholl (PSRP), ISA Annual Convention, Toronto, 2019. Download presentation. Return to Multimedia Forum.

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Sub-State Constitutions in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings: Workshop Report

Sub-State Constitutions in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings: Workshop Report Citation: Download report. Abstract: This report follows the Third Edinburgh Dialogue on Post-Conflict Constitution Building held at the University of Edinburgh on 9–10 December 2016. The dialogue, on ‘Substate Constitution Building in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings’, was organized by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral […]

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Navigating Inclusion in Peace Processes

Navigating Inclusion in Peace Processes Citation: Download report. Download policy brief. Abstract: While the ‘inclusion consensus’ has been growing, new challenges to implementing it have been evolving with equal vigour. Negative trends in violent conflict have been reversing development gains, exacerbating suffering and fuelling displacement crises. Drivers of conflict have escalated and evolved, including fragmentation of military […]

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Principled Pragmatism and the ‘Inclusion Project’: Implementing a Gender Perspective in Peace Agreements

Principled Pragmatism and the ‘Inclusion Project’: Implementing a Gender Perspective in Peace Agreements Citation: Download journal article. Abstract: UN Security Council Resolution 1325 of 2000 provided that peace agreements should adopt a ‘gender perspective’. This commitment has been reiterated in women, peace and security resolutions since that time. This article uses a mixed qualitative and […]

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Navigating inclusion in peace processes

Navigating inclusion in peace processes Citation: Download report. Abstract: There is a broad global consensus that inclusion matters in peace processes. The 2018 UN and World Bank report, Pathways for Peace, asserts that ‘addressing inequalities and exclusion’ and ‘making institutions more inclusive’ are key to preventing violent conflict. The challenges now are to strengthen that consensus […]

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Bridging the Enforcement Gap? Evaluating the Inquiry Procedure of the CEDAW Optional Protocol

Bridging the Enforcement Gap? Evaluating the Inquiry Procedure of the CEDAW Optional Protocol Citation: Download journal article Abstract: Considerable optimism accompanied the adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Optional Protocol. However, one of the Optional Protocol’s two enforcement measures, the inquiry procedure, appeared to languish for […]

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Banks, Central Banks, and Banking Regulations in Peace Agreements

Banks, Central Banks, and Banking Regulations in Peace Agreements Citation: Download PA-X report Summary: A comprehensive post-conflict political settlement may often need provisions on some form of financial governance. The need for financial regulation is often exacerbated by the circumstances of the conflict-affected area itself, as in cases of complete destruction of the institutions that […]

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Peace in Political Unsettlement: Beyond Solving Conflict

Peace in Political Unsettlement: Beyond Solving Conflict Citation: Get the book Summary: International peacebuilding has reached an impasse. Its lofty ambitions have resulted in at best middling success, punctuated by moments of outright failure. The discrediting of the term ‘liberal peacebuilding’ has seen it evolve to respond to the numerous critiques. Notions such as ‘inclusive peace’ […]

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Reimaging Inclusive Security in Peace Processes: LGB&T Perspectives

Reimaging Inclusive Security in Peace Processes: LGB&T Perspectives Citation:  Download report Key findings: In deeply divided societies, political negotiations and accords to address violent conflict often address historical grievances surrounding ethno-nationalist, political, social and cultural inequalities. Grievances relating to other identities are often side-lined as residual matters in terms of making and building peace. The […]

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Amnesties and Inclusive Political Settlements

Amnesties and Inclusive Political Settlements Citation: Download PA-X report Summary: This research report explores when and how amnesties are used during conflict and transitions towards peace. In particular, it examines how the context in which amnesties are adopted can shape decisions on whether to limit the material or personal scope of amnesties or to attach […]

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