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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
Congolese comics writer and artist, co-founder of the Atelier de Création et de […]
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 […]
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 […]
In this blog, Tom Kirk and Anna Macdonald explore the JSRP’s research on local justice mechanisms in conflict-affected states. They argue that the accessibility and legitimacy of justice institutions cannot be assumed, and that those wishing to engage them must understand them as embedded in wider social norms, political contests and upheavals.
As with the JSRP’s other thematic areas, the […]