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Policy Papers - November 14, 2005

Securing the Rule of Law: Assessing International Strategies for Post-Conflict Criminal Justice

The past dozen years have seen a proliferation of international efforts to strengthen national criminal justice systems in postconflict countries. Part of the burgeoning of discourses, policies, and programs

 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - October 15, 2005

In Good Company? The Role of Business in Security Sector Reform

From the summary report: Security sector reform (SSR) has emerged in recent years as a way of tackling security and development issues in conflict-torn and conflict-prone states.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 14, 2005

Civil Society and Democratic Transitions in the DRC, Burundi, and Rwanda

On April 19, 2005, the International Peace Academy [now International Peace Institute] Africa Program convened the third of its annual capstone civil society dialogues in New York.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - October 13, 2005

Taking the International Rule of Law Seriously

In recent years, the Security Council has adopted an increasing number of economic reconstruction measures aimed at contributing to the restoration of peace in war-torn territories.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - August 14, 2005

Rule of Law Programs in Peace Operations

The International Peace Institute held a conference on 29 October 2004 on Rule of Law Programs in Peace Operations: Toward a Conflict-Sensitive Perspective.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - August 13, 2005

Transformation of War Economies: Report of Experts' Seminar

This report summarizes key points discussed at an experts’ seminar held on June 16-18, 2005, in Plymouth, UK, on Transformation of War Economies, as part of an Economic and Social Research Council project (Res. 223250071).

 

 
 

 

Books - July 15, 2005

You, the People: The United Nations, Transitional Administration, and State-Building

The governance of post-conflict territories embodies a central contradiction: how does one help a population prepare for democratic governance and the rule of law by imposing a form of benevolent autocracy?  

 
 

 

Books - July 14, 2005

East Africa and the Horn: Confronting Challenges to Good Governance

Both the obstacles to governance and the opportunities for democratization confronted in East Africa-with its geostrategic importance, porous borders, governments heavily dependent on foreign aid, and some of Africa's longest-running conflicts-provide valuable insights into how good governance policies can be implemented effectively throughout the developing world.  

 
 

 

Books - June 14, 2005

Conflict and Collusion in Sierra Leone

The conventional diplomatic approach to Sierra Leone's civil war is that it has been a contest between two clearly defined sides.

 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 15, 2005

Police Reform in Post Conflict Societies

The rising number of organizations carrying out police reform evidences the increasing importance attached to it. The United Nations (UN) is joined in police reform efforts by bilateral donors, a large and diverse number of international organizations, nongovernmental organizations and, increasingly, the private sector.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Overlooked Among 50 Million Displaced Worldwide, Women and Girls Lose Out
Women affected by forced displacement still struggle to access the most basic services, but some initiatives offer useful lessons for the UN and NGO communities.

Key Global Events to Watch in October
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.

2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.

The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.