Category Archive: News

PSRP quoted in analysis of Afghan peace process

A PSRP report on political settlements has been quoted in an opinion piece on the Afghan peace process: Will political factions in Afghanistan come to terms with each other?

Dr Kathryn Nash launches new book on African Peace

‘African Peace: Regional norms from the Organization of African Unity to the African Union’ examines the role of African regional organisations in constructing collective conflict management rules for the continent.

PSRP joins The Elders in conversation on women in mediation in the Arab world

PSRP joined The Elders for a high-level virtual event on the role of women in mediation in the Arab world.

Ceasefires tracker featured in The Lancet

Ceasefires in a Time of Covid-19, a digital tool developed to track ceasefires during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been featured in The Lancet.

Constitution-Building in Response to Social Crisis: the Second Women Constitution-Makers Dialogue

Participants at the second Women Constitution-Makers Dialogue discussed the relationship between social unrest and the design of constitutional reform processes, implications for democracy and peace, and opportunities to enhance and sustain women’s influence as processes institutionalize.

Webinar: Why do local peace agreements matter?

What can we learn from local peace agreements about what conflict landscapes look like, and to what extent do our conceptualisations of armed conflict work? Join us for a webinar on why local peace processes matter on Thursday 3 December 2020.

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Covid Collective research platform launched to tackle global challenges caused by the pandemic

The Political Settlements Research Programme is working with the UK’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and a group of world leading organisations to develop urgently needed research that will support recovery from Covid-19.

Women’s Rights in Armed Conflict under International Law: book launch marks key WPS anniversary

Dr Catherine O’Rourke of the Transitional Justice Institute launched her new book, Women’s Rights in Armed Conflict under International Law, in an online event marking the anniversary of a key UN Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security.

A virtual tool for effective peace process support

Ceasefires in a Time of Covid-19, a digital tool developed to track ceasefires during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been featured in the KOFF Peacebuilding Magazine’s special issue on digital technologies and peacebuilding.

PSRP research informs OECD’s States of Fragility 2020

Research from the Political Settlements Research Programme has contributed to the OECD’s report on States of Fragility 2020, which examines the dramatic impact of Covid-19 on the global state of fragility and sets out a policy agenda at a critical turning point.