With the addition of eight new members, the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation is now comprised of over seventy organizations, each committed to upholding the principles of conflict transformation.
Archive for May, 2012
TransConflict participated in the TransEuropa festival in London, part of a Europe-wide festival which takes place simultaneously in 14 cities, including Belgrade for the very first time.
TransConflict is pleased to present a response to a recent article by Dusan Babic, entitled ‘The war of narratives’, which calls for a new narrative and mobilization that challenges the prevailing politics of division and fear.
Pristina’s demand that UNMIK close its office in north Mitrovica, combined with attempts to install its own Potemkin administration in its place, constitute a fresh assault on peace and stability.
Gacaca Courts – local courts based upon communitarian values – were recovered from previous traditions by the post-genocide government; focusing not necessarily on punishment, but first and foremost on forgiveness and reconciliation.
The African Union Human Rights Memorial (AUHRM) will not only memorialise the victims of major African human rights atrocities, but also document, research and educate current and future generations about major human rights abuses on the continent.
Different historical accounts produce different war-inspired and post-war narratives, particularly narratives of victimhood and collectivised guilt, which undermine attempts to foster tolerance and reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The May 17 arrest of a young Serb employee of UNMIK’s north Mitrovica office suggests that the Kosovo Albanians have no intention of accepting a negotiated outcome for the region north of the Ibar River.
In the past month, TransConflict has been pleased to welcome a host of new members of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, which works to uphold and implement the Principles of Conflict Transformation.
Josip Glaurdic responds to a review of his new book, ‘The Hour of Europe: Western Powers and the Breakup of Yugoslavia’, by David B. Kanin, whose own response is also presented below.
Having realized that the north cannot simply be conquered, the Quint might finally be ready to recognize that something more than the bare outline of the Ahtisaari Plan may be required to unlock the status dispute.
A regional tournament in Belgrade provided students from throughout the Western Balkans with the opportunity to debate a variety of contemporary issues of relevance to the region and beyond.
Progress toward more effective management of regional disputes will be possible only if leaders emerge inside the region capable and willing to channel their own and their followers’ emotions toward negotiations everyone accepts from the outset will lead to painful sacrifices on everyone’s part.
TransConflict is pleased to announce that it has become a signatory to the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict.
Unless the past is articulated in such a way in which the connection of events and experiences are integrated in a real and meaningful way, the ‘truths’ which drove conflict will continue to be reproduced.
Amidst a deteriorating economic environment, the Serbian electorate goes to the polls on May 6th with issues such as jobs and prosperity trumping those of Kosovo and the EU.
A new research film by the European CRIC Research Project analyses the unexpected outcomes of heritage reconstruction in Bosnia and Herzegovina, twenty years after the outbreak of war.