Tag Archive: UN

My Priorities As UN Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism: The Problem of Permanent Emergencies

This blog post by Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, PSRP researcher from the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI), University of Ulster, Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society at the University of Minnesota Law School and UN Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism: The Problem of Permanent Emergencies, was first published by Just Security on 9th of October […]

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PSRP Panel: Shaping Inclusive Political Settlements: Critical Approaches to International Peacebuilding

International actors involved in peace processes and peacebuilding – such as third-party mediators, representatives of UN agencies, regional organisations or international NGOs – are increasingly seeking to encourage inclusive political settlements. Our panel aims to look critically at how these actors influence processes of inclusion, and the impact of these efforts in specific contexts. Different international actors promote diverse forms of inclusion, from the inclusion of armed groups into power-sharing institutions, to establishing spaces for women, minorities, or vulnerable groups to shape governmental agendas.

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On Selectivity, Virtual Reality and the Art of Non-debate: The United Nations Security Council Annual Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security

This post by Dr Catherine O’Rourke,  from the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) University of Ulster, critically reflects on the recent United Nations Security Council Annual Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security. One of the key criticisms of the inaugural UN Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security, UNSCR 1325 (2000), was the absence of accompanying […]

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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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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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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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PSRP Researcher Speaking: The UN Review Processes and Current Trends in Peacebuilding

Jan Pospisil is speaking about UN review processes and Current Trends in Peacebuilding at the NGO Committee on Peace in Vienna.

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The “War on Terror” and Extremism: What is the Relevance of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda?

Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin will speak at NYU Law School, alongside Nahla Valji and Nikki Reisch on the relevance of the Woman, Peace and Security agenda to the ‘War on Terror’ and extremism.

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Fionnuala Ní Aoláin: the Gendered Dimension of High-Stakes Security Diplomacy – The Iran Deal from Another Perspective

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“Women constitute less than 2% of peace process mediators deployed by the United Nations to major conflict zones, rarely assuming the key negotiator role in high-stakes inter-state negotiations.” Negotiations relating to revising political settlements within states have long been castigated for their failure to  adequately include  women as mediators and negotiators. In a guest blog post […]

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