Female Suicide Bombers: Somethings Old and Somethings New

This post was originally published  as a “Monday Reflections” feature in Just Security. By Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin The international news media and human rights advocates alike have consistently publicized Boko Haram’s kidnapping, sexual violence, and torture of women in Northern Nigeria. Since 2009, reports have detailed the kidnapping of over 500 women and girls. The most infamous […]

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Oversold and under recognised: a reflection on the ICTY

Oversold and under recognised: a reflection on the ICTY By Andy Aitchison, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Edinburgh In March, the chambers of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) chambers delivered two high profile judgements one week apart: judges found Radovan Karadžić guilty across 10 counts, including genocide; Vojislav Šešelj was acquitted. Reactions to the former […]

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Recrutement des miliciens en période pré-électorale : le cas des ‘Raïa Mutomboki’ à Bunyakiri

Recrutement des miliciens en période pré-électorale : le cas des ‘Raïa Mutomboki’ à Bunyakiri English summary: In the course of 2015, recruitment for certain factions of the Raia Mutomboki armed group intensified in the area of Bunyakiri, located in Kalehe territory in the province of South Kivu (Democratic Republic of the Congo). In this blog, […]

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Breakfast in Aidland: Quotidian Relations and Structural Contradictions

This opinion piece was originally published in the Virtual Museum, (Allegra Virtual Museum of Obscure Fieldwork Artfacts), Allegra Lab: Anthropology, Law, Art & World. By Astrid Jamar I walked out of my bedroom to a table garnished with exotic fruits, freshly pressed juice, bread and coffee. During breakfast in Aidland, I usually was occupied with worries about […]

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Un chef coutumier abattu : des spéculations à la crise sociopolitique en groupement de Kalonge, territoire de Kalehe

English summary: On 10 May 2013, Teso Ntarubibi, the village chief of Chifunzi, located in Kalonge groupement (in Kalehe territory, South Kivu province) was assassinated. The murder plunged Kalonge into a severe crisis and promoted the mobilization of armed groups, yet those who killed the mwami remain unidentified. In this blog, Emery Mudinga analyses four hypotheses concerning […]

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Gender injustice and conflict: the importance of including women at every stage of a peace process

Originally published on the SaferWorld Website as part of the blog series ‘Justice and peace‘ and ‘Gender‘. Republished with Permission. 15 February 2016 Including women at every stage of a peace process is vital to avoid replicating the structural injustices that are often at the root of conflict during the process of building peace itself, […]

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Does the good end justify all means? Critical remarks on the Global Study on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325

Fifteen years after the decision on the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security (WPS), a Global Study was launched this September to reflect upon its impact and to discuss ways of further improving and developing the WPS agenda. Although the Global Study was unanimously welcomed in the circles of advocates and activists […]

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Les FDLR dans le sud du Sud Kivu après l’opération Sokola II

The FDLR in the south of South Kivu, following operation Sokola II Juvénal Twaibu est juriste (Licencié en Droit) et directeur du Centre Indépendant de Recherches et d’Études Stratégiques au Kivu (CIRESKI), basé à Uvira, Sud Kivu. Il est expert et analyste de groupes et conflits armés dans l’est de la RDC et au Burundi. […]

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The Making of Conflict in the Eastern Congo: Trouble in the Ruzizi Plain

In our last Opinion blog before the winter break, the PRSP delighted to share the second blog in the Rift Valley Institute (RVI) series on armed groups and local governance in the DRC. This work forms part of the Political Settlement Research Programme research. This post, by Judith Verweijen, is also available on the RVI […]

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Relire les motivations d’une attaque des miliciens Mai-Mai à Misisi

The PRSP is pleased to introduce the Rift Valley Institute (RVI) blog series on armed groups and local governance in the DRC which form part of the Political Settlement Research Programme research. This post, by Claude Iguma Wakenge, is also available on the RVI website (where first published). The Political Settlements Research Programme will also […]

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