Resources

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.

Peace, security and development update: Strengthening citizens’ security

Aug 2008
This edition of of the security-focussed publication looks at the successes and challenges of Conciliation Resources and its partners when carrying out their peace and security work in Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone, the conflict and the world

Jun 2001
How has the international community's focus on Sierra Leone really affected its people? This speech by Dr Dennis Bright, given at the Conflict, Development and Peace Network Conference, explores the positive and negative impacts.

Lome is dead! Long live Lome!

Aug 2000
Even after the terrible events of May 2000, Dr Dennis Bright, Commissioner at the Commission for the Consolidation of Peace in Sierra Leone, explains why the Lome peace agreement is not 'dead'.

Demobilization, disarmament and rehabilitation

Oct 1997
Successful demobilisation, disarmament and rehabilitation in Sierra Leone requires political will and momentum. This article by Conciliation Resources highlights lessons to learn from past failures.

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