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Panel Discussions - October 25, 2012

Rule of Law in Crises: The DRC and Côte d’Ivoire

The rule of law is a fundamental building block for realizing rights, holding perpetrators accountable, and ensuring long-term peace and development, though more international support is needed to re-establish the rule of law in crisis-affected states. These were the key takeaways from a policy forum held at the International Peace Institute on October 25th.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 23, 2012

Mozambique, 20 Years After the Peace Agreement

Mozambicans’ focus on local ownership, aided by the Community of Sant’Egidio’s facilitation efforts, transformed Mozambique from a country ravaged by civil war into a possible model for sustainable peace. This was the main reflection of an IPI roundtable discussion on October 23rd, which was co-organized with George Mason University.

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Speaker Events - October 22, 2012

Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed: Human Rights Worsening in Iran

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights respects the rights of all individuals without bias to ethnicity, gender or religion, but Iran has abandoned this compact, explained Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Iran, at an IPI event on October 22, 2012. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 19, 2012

Models of Civil Society Participation in Nepal and the Great Lakes Region of Africa

Civil society organizations are making great strides in amplifying women’s voices on peace and security at local, national, and regional levels. But they need more support to end sexual- and gender-based violence (SGBV), empower women leaders, and ensure that women have access to justice. This was the message that civil society actors brought to the International Peace Institute on October 19th in advance of the Security Council’s open debate on women, peace, and security on October 29th.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 11, 2012

Bassma Kodmani on the Syrian Uprising

The way out of the Syrian quagmire is through a unified, representative political authority that is responsible for channeling support to armed opposition groups and providing services to the Syrian people, Dr. Bassma Kodmani, Syrian academic and former spokesperson for the Syrian National Council, told an IPI audience on October 11th.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 10, 2012

The Special Court for Sierra Leone: Empowering Women

“Empowering women in post-conflict justice requires that women must be more than waitresses at the banquet of life,” said Brenda Hollis, Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, on October 10, 2012.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 09, 2012

Migrants in Times of Crisis: An Emerging Protection Challenge

Recent events in Libya and beyond show that policies put in place prior to crises and interagency coordination during crises are crucial to ensuring the protection of migrants in such extreme situations. This was the main takeaway from a roundtable seminar convened by the International Peace Institute and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday, October 9th.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 02, 2012

Poverty Reduction and Peacebuilding in Burundi

On October 2nd, IPI, in partnership with the UN missions of Burundi and Switzerland, held a roundtable discussion on Burundi's strategy for poverty reduction and peacebuilding—a meeting anticipating a forum of development partners in Geneva on October 29-30th, 2012.

 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - October 01, 2012

Gressly: A Deepening Crisis Across the Sahel

“I know the title of today’s presentation is ‘A Deepening Crisis,’ and in many ways that is true, but on the acute side, we actually have some good news,” said David Gressly, the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, at an IPI event on October 1, 2012.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 27, 2012

The Role of Inclusion in Democratic Transitions

“How do we manage the inclusion of people who are normally not a part of politics?” asked Espen Barth Eide, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Eide posed the question to five panelists on September 27, 2012 at an IPI event entitled “States in Transition: Ensuring Equal Rights and Participation for All.” 

 
 

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