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JSRP and the future

The JSRP drew to a close in 2017 but many of the researchers and partners involved in the programme continue to work on the issues and theories developed during the lifetime of the programme.

Tim Allen now directs the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (FLCA) at LSE where many of the JSRP research team working on northern Uganda and South […]

March 27th, 2018|DFID, News, Public Authority, Publications, Resources|Comments Off on JSRP and the future|
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    Between ‘Justice’ and ‘Injustice’: Justice Populaire in the Eastern DR Congo

Between ‘Justice’ and ‘Injustice’: Justice Populaire in the Eastern DR Congo

JSRP Policy Brief 4, Between ‘Justice’ and ‘Injustice’: Justice Populaire in the Eastern DR Congo, by Judith Verweijen, is out now, exploring the phenomenon of justice populaire.

Extra-legal ‘popular’ violence, whereby citizens kill other citizens ‘in the name of justice’, has occurred all over the world, at different times and in different places. However, there is a much higher incidence of […]

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    Dorothea Hilhorst Provides Expert Briefing to the UN on Sexual Violence Response in the DRC

Dorothea Hilhorst Provides Expert Briefing to the UN on Sexual Violence Response in the DRC

On Wednesday 27th January, Professor Dorothea Hilhorst will give an expert briefing in New York at the UN on a major forthcoming report co-funded by the Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP), the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC). The briefing will take the form of a brownbag lunch, and will cover the […]

Mary Kaldor Reacts to the Paris Attacks

Writing for The Nation today on “Why Another ‘War on Terror’ Won’t Work”, Mary Kaldor, JSRP CEO and Professor of Global Governance at LSE, bemoans what she describes as an “anachronistic and short-termist” response to the attacks, drawing lessons from the post-9/11 response to Al Qaeda and locating ISIS as “a symptom of the absence of legitimate government in Iraq and Syria”.

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    Myths Set in Motion: The Moral Economy of Mai-Mai Governance

Myths Set in Motion: The Moral Economy of Mai-Mai Governance

In the newly published edited volume Rebel Governance in Civil Wars (Cambridge University Press, 2015), JSRP researcher Kasper Hoffmann contributes a chapter about Mai Mai rebels’ governance of civilians in eastern Congo. In the chapter, ‘Myths Set in Motion: The Moral Economy of Mai-Mai Governance’, he argues that neither greed nor ideology alone can explain why some rebel groups choose to govern civilians […]

Justice in Practice: South Sudan

By Rachel Ibreck

There is no question that the administration of justice in South Sudan can and must be improved. Indeed there are ongoing efforts by government, practitioners, civil society groups and international agencies to promote access to justice. But in this evolving and plural legal environment, we also need better information about everyday experiences of justice.

A new JSRP report, […]

“Say no to bad touches”: Schools, sexual identity and sexual violence in northern Uganda

Holly Porter’s new article, ‘”Say no to bad touches”: Schools, sexual identity and sexual violence in northern Uganda’, explores the role of schools in the formation of sexual identities and incidence of sexual violence in the Acholi sub-region of northern Uganda, a conflict and post-conflict setting. It reflects three years of participant observation and in-depth interviews with 187 women, and […]

April 29th, 2015|Publications, Uganda|1 Comment|

Off the Hook: Can Mobile Phones Help with Statebuilding?

By Mareike Schomerus and Anouk S. Rigterink Lady Gaga thinks the telephone is pretty much a one-way street: “Call all you want, but there’s no one home—and you’re not gonna reach my telephone,” she sings, together with Beyoncé in the aptly-named song “Telephone”. The two might have a point beyond fobbing off an annoying boyfriend. Even though the phone stands […]

New JSRP Mapping Papers on South Sudan and northern Uganda

The JSRP has published two new public authority mapping papers in its working paper series:

Julian Hopwood, ‘Elephants Abroad and in the Room: explicit and implicit security, justice and protection issues on the Uganda/South Sudan border’, JSRP Paper 22.

Ryan O’Byrne, ‘Safety at the Margins: perceptions of justice and (in)security from South Sudan’s southern border’, JSRP Paper 23.

South Sudan: A Slow Liberation

By Edward Thomas Twentieth-century Sudan was Africa’s conflicted behemoth: a landmass of one million square miles; societies rich with interconnections and contradictions; and a highly unequal economic and political system that set those societies against each other. The 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, signed ten years ago, was supposed to end the armed conflicts born of this economic and political system. […]