Resources

Innovation in mediation support: The International Contact Group in Mindanao

Jul 2013

This practice paper - the first in a series on different themes related to Conciliation Resources' peacebuilding insight – explores the role played by the International Contact Group (ICG) for the Mindanao peace process in achieving a framework peace agreement, and examines the contribution of hybrid mechanisms to the field of mediation and conflict transformation.

Choosing to engage: Armed groups and peace processes

May 2005
Accord issue 16 explores the case for engagement with armed groups and the lessons learned from peacemaking practice. Highlighting both opportunities and challenges, it suggests that the range of engagement options and potential interveners makes a strong case for engagement.

Opcinoes de compromiso: Apercamientos con grupos armados en procesos de paz

May 2005
Eligiendo el compromiso: grupos armados y procesos de paz (Accord N°16, 2005) explora casos de compromiso con grupos armados y las lecciones aprendidas para las prácticas de construcción de paz.

Facilitating dialogue with armed insurgents in the Philippines: The Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees

Choosing to engage: Armed groups and peace processes
May 2005
Reaching the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees between the government of the Philippines and the NDF was difficult. Rene Sarmiento describes how creative language was used to protect GRP sovereignty and territorial integrity while respecting NDF organisational dignity.

Negotiations and detours: The rocky road to peace in Mindanao (2003)

The Mindanao peace process: A supplement to Compromising on autonomy (2003)
Apr 2003
Accord Mindanao: Negotiations and detours
Rufa Cagoco-Guiam recounts the major developments in Mindanao since 1999, identifying the major challenges to peace and the ways the peace process could get back on track.

The Mindanao peace process: A supplement to Compromising on autonomy (2003)

Apr 2003

The 1996 Peace Agreement between the Republic of the Philippines government and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) was a milestone in many ways: all previous attempts to negotiate an end to 24 years of civil war had failed. Implementation of the peace deal did not end the violence but the efforts and innovations in peacemaking in Mindanao offer invaluable examples for people working to resolve conflicts around the world.

Accord issue 6, Compromising on autonomy: Mindanao in transition, contains analysis on Islamic diplomacy, civil society roles and development.

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