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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Colombia: Final Peace Agreement, Stakes and Challenges Ahead

This blog post by Dr. Virginia Bouvier, Senior Advisor at United States Institute of Peace, addresses the Colombian final peace agreement resulting from the Havana Peace Negotiations between the Colombian government and the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces-Army of the People (FARC-EP). This is the first of a series of blog posts related to the Colombian Peace Process. […]

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Inclusive Political Settlements: Theory and Practice of Transforming Conflict

We held our first PSRP Summer School, Inclusive Political Settlements: Theory and Practice of Transforming Conflict in Edinburgh, 20 – 22 June 2015. During these three days, we had the pleasure to host 25 participants from 14 different countries and five continents. This was not only a great opportunity to debate the research questions and […]

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Workshop Review: ‘Local, Regional and International Perspectives on Political Settlement and Transition’

This post summarises the rich debates and presentations that took place during the ‘Local, Regional and International Perspectives on Political Settlement and Transition’ Summer School, at the Onati Institute for the Sociology of Law, Spain. Only 3 weeks after the UK’s referendum on EU membership, the scheduling of the workshop proved particularly fortuitous to discuss political settlements, transitional justice and constitutionalism. Author: Kenneth […]

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Le groupement de Waloaluanda : une « zone rouge » ? Comprendre un quotidien socio-sécuritaire complexe

English Summary: This blog analyses the social and security situation in the groupement (local administrative unit) of Waloaluanda, located in the territory of Walikale in North Kivu province. It argues that the isolation of this area, which is partly a result of deficient road infrastructure, has fostered both underdevelopment and armed group presence. Today, no less […]

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