Paying for peace in Presevo

This post by Laura Wise, PSRP researcher, was first published by Transconflict on 26 October 2016. It analyses the recent agreement on providing Albanian-language textbooks for schools in southern Serbia, and suggests that lessons have been learned from previous relations between Serbia’s Albanian minority, Kosovo, and Albania, and on the role that kin-states can play […]

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No war and no peace in Colombia and the Philippines

This post by Kristian Herbolzheimer, compares the Mindanao and Colombian peace negotiations and underlying political battles for public opinion in both the Filippino and Colombian contexts. This is the sixth of a series of blog posts related to the Colombian Peace Process. The peace processes of the Philippines and Colombia have both, in the past, been hailed as shining […]

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Transitional Justice Battlegrounds: Another Bad Week in Burundi

This blog post by Astrid Jamar, PSRP researcher, was first published by Justice in Conflict on 22 October 2016. It addresses the political context and recent developments in relations to transitional justice in Burundi. Transitional justice has been taken a number of worrying steps in Burundi. While the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is preparing for public hearings addressing crimes […]

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Conflict resolution: a hard sell in the political market? Lessons from Colombia

This post by Dr Alexander Ramsbotham, PSRP researcher from Conciliation Resources, was first published by Bond on 20 October 2016. This is the fifth of a series of blog posts related to the Colombian Peace Process. The recent public rejection of the peace deal in Colombia was a blow for conflict resolution. The shock of the result is a painful […]

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Masculinity, Jihad and Mobilization

This post by Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, from the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) University of Ulster, was first published by Just Securtity on 18 October 2016. It addresses the relationship of masculinity practices and tropes to the production of terrorism. In spite of considerable state and international efforts being spent to regulate terrorist groups and individuals labeled […]

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Colombia: Don’t they want peace?

This blog post, by Dr Jan Pospisil, PSRP researcher based at the Law School, University of Edinburgh, analyses the political context in which the referendum on the peace agreement in between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP. This is the fourth of a series of blog posts related to the Colombian Peace Process. The negative vote on […]

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Getting to ‘not yet’: Colombia’s Peace Agreement Referendum

This blog post, by Prof Christine Bell, PSRP Programme Director, addresses the result of the peace agreement referendum that took place in Colombia, last Sunday, 2 October 2016. This is the third of a series of blog posts related to the Colombian Peace Process. A referendum on the Colombian Peace Agreement between the Government and the FARC, appears to […]

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In Turkey, Where the More Things Change . . .

This post by Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, from the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) University of Ulster, was first published by Just Securtity on 20 Septembre 2016. It addresses the consequences of the failed military coup in Turkey in terms of human rights.   The past couple of months have been tumultuous in Turkey. In short order, an ill-conceived military […]

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Educating Human Rights in Post-conflict Settings

This blog by Sean Molloy, from the University of Edinburgh, reflects on discussions about Peacebuilding and Education in South Sudan held during the Inclusive Political Settlements Summer School. He further discusses the relationship between human rights and education in post-conflict settings from a critical perspective. I had the pleasure of attending the Inclusive Political Settlements Summer […]

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Colombia: the Missing Actor

This post by Kristian Herbolzheimer was first published by OpenDemocracy on 12 Septembre 2016. View the original blog on the OpenDemocracy website in English and in Spanish. This is the second of a series of blog posts related to the Colombian Peace Process. Today, the peace process in Colombia is the world’s main referent in peace-building. On September, 26, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary […]

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