Resources

Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent (Accord 25)

Apr 2014
Legitimacy matters for peace. It is the basis of the social and political deals between states and citizens, and local leaders and their communities. Legitimacy transforms coercive power into political authority and is the bedrock of peaceful societies. Looking at 15 country case studies at various stages of conflict, this edition in our Accord series focuses on legitimacy and the practical ways that it can contribute to building more sustainable peace.

Policy brief - Legitimacy and peace process: from coercion to consent

Apr 2014
This 6-page policy brief summarises the findings of Accord 25 - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent. It argues that a legitimacy lens should be applied to peace processes by paying attention to priorities of context, consent and change.

Policy brief: The Lord's Resistance Army

Oct 2011
The voices of people most affected by the Lord's Resistance Army conflict are not always the loudest and their opinions on the conflict can go unheeded. Conciliation Resources's policy brief for the European Union – part of the People's Peacemaking Perspectives project with Saferworld – addresses this issue.

Le choix du retour: Défis à relever pour les commandants de grade intermédiaire de L’Armée de Résistance du Seigneur

Oct 2010
Un commandant de grade intermédiaire choisit de rester avec l’Armée de Résistance du Seigneur (LRA) lorsqu'un autre risque de s’échapper – pourquoi? Ce rapport de Conciliation Resources tente de découvrir les raisons.

Choosing to return: Challenges faced by the Lord’s Resistance Army’s middle-ranking commanders

Oct 2010
Why does one LRA middle-ranking commander stay with the Lord's Resistance Army but another risk escaping? This report by Conciliation Resources attempts to find out why.

Searching for solutions in Juba: An overview (2010)

Initiatives to end the violence in northern Uganda: 2002-09 and the Juba peace process
Apr 2010

Getting engaged? The United Nations and Somalia: a conversation with Charles Petrie

Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
Feb 2010
The UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General for Somalia reflects on the changing character of UN intervention and the importance of partnership with Somalis and other international organisations.

Justice and Peace News: Newsletter

Jun 2008
This is the Justice and Peace Commission's newsletter in Uganda. The June 2008 edition contains updates such as an article about the UN's efforts to assist the peace process.

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