This policy brief from Conciliation Resources draws on the findings from Accord (issue 13) 'Owning the process: Public participation in peacemaking' and explores how negotiations and peace processes can be more inclusive.
This policy brief from Conciliation Resources draws on the findings from Accord 13 Owning the process: Public participation in peacemaking.
It describes how negotiations to end violence are an opportunity to create a more inclusive settlement, which has advantages such as producing a more legitimate peace agreement.
The brief discusses the characteristics of participatory
peace processes and outlines three basic structures for this: representation through political parties; consultations; and direct participation.
It also explores associated challenges and outlines some key considerations for external support to peace processes.