Conflict

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 […]

  • Permalink Ugandan Peoples Defense Forces and Georgia National Guard Soldiers practice establishing drop zones in preparation for upcoming aerial resupply missions during Atlas Drop 11, April 14.

Atlas Drop, an annual joint aerial-delivery exercise sponsored by U.S. Army Africa that brings together U.S. Army personnel with counterparts from the Ugandan Peoples Defense Forces, is designed to enhance the readiness of both countries’ resupply and logistical capabilities, and will consist of classroom instruction and a field training exercise. 
AD 11 will increase the capability of both UPDF and U.S. forces to resupply Soldiers operating in remote areas.Gallery

    The Contested Meaning of ‘Security’ and ‘Conflict Resolution’: Research from the JSRP

The Contested Meaning of ‘Security’ and ‘Conflict Resolution’: Research from the JSRP

Tom Kirk, Robin Luckham and Tatiana Carayannis draw on the JSRP’s research to argue that calls for a reinvigorated effort to tackle the root causes of conflict and insecurity require closer attention to the political meaning of ‘security’ and ‘conflict resolution’ across different contexts.

Much has been made of the British government’s controversial – and as of 2015 legally binding […]

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    The Challenge of Theorising Security and Justice Provision in Conflict-Affected Places

The Challenge of Theorising Security and Justice Provision in Conflict-Affected Places

Tom Kirk draws on the JSRP’s research to argue that calls to tackle the root causes of conflict and insecurity in many ‘fragile’ and ‘failing’ states require exploring new frameworks and acquiring historical understandings that can reveal how everyday security and justice is provided.

The JSRP has focused on places – including parts of the DRC, South Sudan, CAR and […]

A South Sudanese Peace?

By Naomi Pendle In Juba on the evening of Monday 11th July 2016, as the previous days of gun battles subsided, South Sudanese firemen came to the streets to collect lorry loads of bodies. They also washed away the blood that coloured the streets, leaving only traces where the blood had seeped into the sandy roads. The specificity of those who […]

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    South Sudan: For every corrupt general, there are thousands who wish only for peace

South Sudan: For every corrupt general, there are thousands who wish only for peace

Following the recent outbreak of violence in Juba, South Sudan, JSRP researchers Rachel Ibreck, Naomi Pendle and Alex de Waal examine the background to the resurgent civil war in a topical blogpost for African Arguments, ‘South Sudan: For every corrupt general, there are thousands who wish only for peace’, and highlight the need for processes of justice to be part […]

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    Yes, Central African Republic is a real country. But it’s a very different kind of country.

Yes, Central African Republic is a real country. But it’s a very different kind of country.

By Tatiana Carayannis and Louisa Lombard, originally for The Washington Post.

When ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was removed from his country in March 2004 by the U.S. military, the pilots flying him abroad were given a destination they had never heard of — the Central African Republic (CAR). “Is that a real country?” they reportedly asked their superiors.

Yes, it […]

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    Review: Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention

Review: Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention

JSRP Research Director Tatiana Carayannis reviews Séverine Autesserre (2014) Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

For the full review please see here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: articles present the views of their authors, and not necessarily the position of the Justice and Security Research Programme, nor of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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    Getting the Balance Right? Sexual Violence Response in the DRC: A comparison between 2011 and 2014

Getting the Balance Right? Sexual Violence Response in the DRC: A comparison between 2011 and 2014

Conflict-related sexual violence has scarred the lives of a very large number of victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This study compared the effects and effectiveness of sexual violence response programmes in 2011 and 2014. The central argument of this report is that while there have been some gains, such as victim-oriented support widening to community-based response, […]