Recent violent activity from dissident republicans poses real threats to Northern Ireland – which is often held-up as an exemplary case study of building sustainable peace – yet why does it persist given that it is unlikely to establish a thirty-two county republic?
Archive for September, 2012
TransConflict is pleased to present contributions to the third Peacebuilders’ Panel, which is designed to stimulate debate about peacebuilding and conflict transformation.
TransConflict has endorsed the following statement, entitled “Bringing peace into the post-2015 development framework”, which sets forth key recommendations for how to most effectively integrate peacebuilding and violence prevention into the post-Millennium Development Goals.
There is a need to increase appropriate preventive measures and mechanisms at local, national and international levels to address religious intolerance and combat incitement to religious hatred, in order to help strike a new balance between freedom of expression, non-discrimination and hate speech.
The spate of protests in the Muslim world has once again demonstrated the need to re-think politics, peacebuilding, media and finance in order to prevent the escalation of inter-cultural hatred and violence.
TransConflict has produced the following map illustrating the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation’s geographical coverage, which continues to grow on a month-by-month basis.
TransConflict is pleased to present information about the third Balkans
TransConflict is pleased to announce the on-going expansion of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, with the addition of five new members from Cyprus, Colombia, Liberia, Nepal, the Democratic Republic of Congo, respectively.
TransConflict is pleased to present a short film, entitled ‘Living in the Half Light’ , which explores the challenges of dual identity experienced by children and youth in Northern Ireland whose origins are from a different culture.
Whilst the departing International Civilian Office (ICO) oversaw the writing of many good rules, according to which Kosovo’s institutions were erected or reshaped, it completely neglected to ensure their full implementation.
Along with substantive questions, both Serbia and Kosova continue to grapple with the spoiler problem which underscores – as the unfortunate examples of Ireland’s Michael Collins and Israel’s Yitzhak Rabin demonstrate – the dangers notables face if they prove willing to accept something less than total victory.
A temporary and dynamic model that keeps the north within Kosovo whilst providing northern Serbs a solid degree of self-governance is what both Belgrade and Pristina should strive for, with the international community being prepared to lead a process of drafting and imposing such an agreement.
TransConflict is pleased to announce the third Peacebuilders’ Panel, which is designed to stimulate debate about peacebuilding and conflict transformation amongst practitioners, academics, students and enthusiasts alike.