Resources

Policy brief – Reconciliation, reform and resilience: Positive peace for Lebanon

Jul 2012
A fundamentally different approach is needed to transform precarious stability in Lebanon into durable peace. Repeated outbreaks of political violence since the 1989 Taif Peace Accord show that Lebanon’s model of power sharing and liberal economic growth, while widely praised, has in reality failed to deliver a noticeable peace dividend. This 6-page policy brief summarises the findings of Accord 24 and sets out 10 priorities for change.

Conflict termination - Trends, challenges (new approaches?)

Apr 2011
Positive quantitative developments in peace processes need to be followed by increasing the quality of the peace agreements. This power point presentation by Conciliation Resources provide an overview of trends and challenges in conflict termination.

Framework Agreement on the Formation of the International Contact Group: Philippines-MILF Peace Process

Sep 2009
The Framework Agreement signed by the International Contact Group (ICG), of which Conciliation Resources is a member, to support the peace process between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Learning from the Indonesia-Aceh peace process: Policy brief

Sep 2008
This policy brief accompanies Conciliation Resources’ Accord (issue 20), 'Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia – Aceh peace process'. It summarises the peace process and the lessons to be learned from it.

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.

Justice and Peace News: Newsletter

Apr 2008
This is the Justice and Peace Commission's newsletter in Uganda. The April 2008 edition contains updates such as an article about the current situation in northern Uganda.

Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking

Feb 2008
Faced with the problem of how to respond to the challenges of intra-state armed conflict, international policymakers often turn to incentives, sanctions and conditionality in the hope that these tools can alter the conflict dynamics and influence the protagonists' behaviour. Drawing on case studies from around the world, Accord issue 19 suggests that while these instruments have in some cases helped tip the balance towards settlement, in many others they been ineffective, incoherent or subsumed into the dynamics of the conflict.

Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking: Policy brief

Feb 2008
This policy brief complements Conciliation Resources’ Accord (issue 19), 'Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking'. It provides analysis and advice on the best way to use such tools constructively.

Public seminar on engagement of armed groups in peace processes

Sep 2005
In this presentation by Clem McCartney at the Public Seminar on Engagement of Armed Groups in Peace Processes, he looks at the experiences of civil society in their engagement with armed groups.

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