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Life after the LRA

The JSRP reached the end of its grant in spring 2017 but several outputs from the programme are scheduled for publication in the coming months. The most recent of these is a new journal article from Holly Porter and Letha Victor drawing on their extensive research with JSRP in the Acholi region of northern Uganda.  The research examined the concept […]

Courts as Local Civil Authority in South Sudan

The new JSRP report ‘Negotiating Justice: courts as local civil authority during the conflict in South Sudan’ authored by Rachel Ibreck, Hannah Logan, and Naomi Pendle sets out findings from a project observing 600 customary and statutory court cases in South Sudan over a period of a year from July 2015 to July 2016.  JSRP worked with twenty South […]

Interview: Dr José Bazonzi

Dr José Bazonzi is a researcher on the Justice and Security Research Programme, based at the University of Kinshasa, where he is Associate Professor of Sociology. He is an expert on justice and governance issues, international migration and development. Dr Bazonzi presented his work on fragmented justice in DRC to the Egmont Institute as part of a policy event […]

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    JSRP Event: ‘Governing Justice and Security in Central Africa’

JSRP Event: ‘Governing Justice and Security in Central Africa’

December 12th 2016 – 10.00, Salle Orange, Egmont Palace, 8bis Rue des Petits Carmes, 1000 Brussels.

Between 2011-2016, the DfID-funded research consortium Justice and Security Research Programme has conducted research in a number of conflict-affected areas in Central Africa. It has documented how people constantly have to negotiate their access to justice and security with a diversity of institutions, including […]

December 4th, 2016|Events, Featured|0 Comments|
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    African Politics, African Peace: Report submitted to the African Union by the World Peace Foundation

African Politics, African Peace: Report submitted to the African Union by the World Peace Foundation

African Politics, African Peace charts an agenda for peace in Africa, focusing on how the African Union can implement its norms and use its instruments to prevent and resolve armed conflicts. It is an independent report of the World Peace Foundation, supported by the African Union.

The Report is the most extensive review of the African Union’s peace missions ever […]

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    JSRP Event – ‘The Politics of Cartoons in Central Africa’

JSRP Event – ‘The Politics of Cartoons in Central Africa’

A Cartoon Exhibition and a Panel Discussion on The Politics of Cartoons in Central Africa’

December 12th 2016 – 1600, Zebra Straat, Ghent.

Chairs: Tatiana Carayannis (Social Science Research Council) & Koen Vlassenroot (Conflict Research Group)

“Kash” Kashauri Thembo Muhindo
Leading Congolese illustrator and comic strip caricaturist based in Kinshasa

Barly Baruti
Congolese comics writer and artist, co-founder of the Atelier de Création et de […]

November 29th, 2016|Featured|0 Comments|

How Donors can fund Bottom-up Peacebuilding

In this blog for the ODI’s website, former JSRP staff member Craig Valters asks how donors may better support bottom-up peacebuilding programmes.

If we look at cash flows alone, the UK Aid Strategy suggests that donors have a large role to play in conflict-affected countries.

The British government spent £1 billion in 2015-16 through their Conflict Stability and Security Fund – […]

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    The Trial of Thomas Kwoyelo: Opportunity or Spectre – A New Paper by Anna Macdonald and Holly Porter

The Trial of Thomas Kwoyelo: Opportunity or Spectre – A New Paper by Anna Macdonald and Holly Porter

In this blog post, Anna Macdonald and Holly Porter examine the political and social dynamics that shape local perspectives on the first war crimes prosecution of a former Lord’s Resistance Army fighter, Thomas Kwoyelo. This week they published an open-access article in Africa, exploring these issues in depth, based on long-term research on the case since it began in […]

Chiefs’ Courts: Protecting Civilians in South Sudan?

  In this blog Alex de Waal and Rachel Ibreck explore the provision of justice and security within the ‘Protection of Civilians’ sites in South Sudan, drawing on extensive research in the Juba and Bentiu sites. A new JSRP paper by Rachel Ibreck and Naomi Pendle provides fuller details of this research. When civil war erupted in South Sudan in […]

A Tribute to Svetlana Djurdjevic-Lukic

The JSRP team has been deeply saddened to learn of the untimely death of our colleague from the South East European Research Network.

Svetlana Djurdjevic-Lukic was a prominent Serbian civil society activist, policy analyst and scholar. She was an expert in human security and security policies, alongside her long-standing interest in US foreign policy. She was the author and co-author […]

September 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|