Category Archive: Research Themes

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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Gender Violence in Conflict and Peace Processes: The Neglect of LGBT Security

Written by Prof Christine Bell, and reposted from https://16daysblogathon.wordpress.com/ relating to PSRP’s new report: ‘Reimagining Inclusive Security in Peace Processes: LGB&T Perspectives’, authored by Fidelma Ashe of University of Ulster, dealing with LGBT security in Northern Ireland. Recently I visited the ‘Homomonument’ memorial in Amsterdam which commemorates the many gay and lesbian people persecuted by the Nazis. Estimates […]

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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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Accessing Political Power: Women and Political Power-Sharing in Peace Processes

Accessing Political Power: Women and Political Power-Sharing in Peace Processes Citation: Download report Download the report in Arabic About: This brief sets out the various contexts in which different forms of political power-sharing are established in peace agreements. It indicates the challenges for women but also for other groups who are not at the centre of […]

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‘Securing’ Peace: Women and Security Arrangements in Peace Processes

‘Securing’ Peace: Women and Security Arrangements in Peace Processes Citation:  Download report Download the report in Arabic About: This brief focuses on the relevance of security arrangements in peace processes to women. Security provisions in peace agreements tend to focus on security in relation to armed actors that are primarily men, and often fail to […]

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Gaining Ground: Women and Territorial Power-Sharing in Peace Processes

Gaining Ground: Women and Territorial Power-Sharing in Peace Processes Citation: Download report Download the report in Arabic About: This brief presents the different forms of territorial power-sharing that arise in peace agreements, and the potential opportunities and risks for women’s inclusion that these can entail. It proposes critical questions that women could ask of peace processes […]

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Women, Constitution-Making and Peace Processes

Women, Constitution-Making and Peace Processes Citation:  Download report Download the report in Arabic About: This brief sets out guiding questions for women seeking to brainstorm and engage in constitutional reform processes, and notes some of the key areas where a gender influence is often brought to bear, or where there are significant risks for women […]

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