Resources

Local engagement with armed groups: in the midst of violence

May 2015
International policy is ambiguous on whether or not to talk to non-state armed groups. But while states equivocate, local populations may already be in contact. This second Accord Insight looks at how local actors organise to enter into dialogue with armed groups and challenge their use of violence.

Accord Insight: Women building peace

Mar 2013
This first Accord Insight presents nine articles drawn from previous editions of Accord that examine the roles women have played in addressing violence and building peace. The publication documents women’s first hand peacebuilding practice: the challenges they faced, the opportunities they created and the lessons they have drawn from their experiences.

Paz sin fronteras: propuestas para conflictos que cruzan fronteras: Resumen

Feb 2011
Este resumen ejecutivo de la revista Accord (no.22) invita a un análisis y unas respuestas diferenciales para construir la paz en los conflictos que cruzan fronteras.

Paix sans frontières: construire la paix par-delà les frontières: Synthèse

Jan 2011
Cette synthèse se fonde sur le numéro 22 d’Accord - publication de Conciliation Resources - intitulé «Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders». Elle rappelle que lorsque les conflits traversent les frontières territoriales, les professionnels du domaine de la consolidation de la paix doivent élargir leur réflexion et penser au-delà des frontières.

Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders: Policy brief

Jan 2011
This policy brief accompanies Conciliation Resources’ Accord issue 22 'Paix sans frontiers: building peace across borders' and argues that when conflicts cross borders, peacebuilders need to think differently.

Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders

Jan 2011
War does not respect political or territorial boundaries. This twenty-second Accord publication looks at how peacebuilding strategies and capacity can ‘think outside the state’: beyond it, through regional engagement, and below it, through cross-border community or trade networks. Edited by Alexander Ramsbotham and I William Zartman, Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders includes 20 case studies from Asia, Europe and the Caucasus, to East, Central and West Africa, Central America and the Middle East. Articles also explore cross-border peacebuilding from global, systems analysis and legal perspectives, and focus on themes ranging from politics, governance and security, social and community relations, and trade and natural resources.

Impact of counter-terrorism legislation on peace processes and mediation with armed groups

Nov 2010
The balance between UK counter-terrorism and mediation efforts is vital, but has yet to be achieved. This report by Chatham House and Conciliation Resources details discussions on the topic.

Why criminalise dialogue with terrorists?

Jul 2010
Mediators currently risk 15 years in a US prison for engaging with 'terrorist' groups for peacebuilding reasons. Andy Carl and Sophie Haspeslagh of Conciliation Resources explain more in this article.

Viewpoint: Ending wars peacefully just got harder

Jun 2010
In this article, Andy Carl of Conciliation Resources explains how and why counter-terrorism laws around the world may be doing more harm than good.

Georgian/Abkhaz youth dialogue programme study trip to Northern Ireland

Oct 2009
"…the main lesson learned…is that peace is achievable" says one participant from the Georgian—Abkhaz youth visit to Belfast. This report by Conciliation Resources gives more details about the trip.

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