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  • Report: 2015 Global Peace Index
    high risk conflict zones and lower military expenses On the other hand the regions with lower levels of peace such as North Africa and the Middle East have experienced less peace as a result of an increase in civilian deaths during conflict displaced persons and terrorism The decline of peace in these regions has impacted the global trend of peace Within the index Syria ranked as the world s least peaceful country and Iceland ranked as the world s most peaceful country The top ten peaceful countries in the index were all stable democracies according to the report In terms of improvement Guinea Bissau experienced the largest advancement in peace from 145th place in 2014 to 120th place in 2015 supported by a decrease in the scale of organized crime On the other hand Libya had the greatest deterioration from 133rd place in 2014 to 149th place in 2015 The study also includes an improved methodology process to determine the financial impact of violence on the world economy For the 2015 index the impact is estimated at 14 3 trillion approximately 13 4 percent of world GDP These costs are a result of increasing deaths due to internal conflict the

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  • Send by email | Charity & Security Network
    verification Home page Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact Search form Search Stay Up To Date Subscribe Publications The Latest News C SN Joins More Than 50

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  • Webinar: | Charity & Security Network
    v Humanitarian Law Project Wednesday June 24 9 30 10 30 a m EST Speakers Vicki Sentas Lecturer in Law University of New South Wales Louis Boon Kuo Lecturer Faculty of Law University of Sydney Lisa Schirch Director of Human Security Alliance for Peacebuilding Dr Tomicah Tillemann former U S State Dept Senior Advisory for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies currently with the New America Foundation The groundbreaking report B uilding Peace in Permanent War Terrorist Listing and Conflict Transformation provides empirical data on how counterterrorism legislation has affected peacebuilding practice at the local and international level Co authors Sentas and Boon Kuo will discuss their report with commentary from Schirch and Tillemann Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact Search form Search Stay Up To Date Subscribe Publications The Latest News C SN Joins More Than 50 Orgs in Raising Concerns About UN s Work on Preventing Violent Extremism February 8 2016 New Budget Language Intended to

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  • Study Examines Counterterrorism Challenges for Peacebuilding | Charity & Security Network
    the ability of civil society organizations who fear the breaching terrorist sanction regimes or falling foul of laws criminalizing material support for terrorism to provide humanitarian support to communities associated with proscribed terrorist organizations This report announcement says it highlights the strained relationship between counterterrorism and peacebuilding on various levels It criticizes the legal and political framework of conflict resolution that has transformed the way in which political violence and armed conflict is understood and managed The report suggests that the international counterterrorism structure weakens the core components of peacebuilding This report represents the first study to connect analysis of counterterrorism laws together with an attempt to assess the impact of terrorist proscription on peacebuilding It focuses on the use of counterterrorism law and policy in the management of conflict with Al Shabaab in Somalia Hamas in the Occupied Palestinian territories and the Kurdistan Workers Party in Turkey The full report is available here Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About

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  • Showing the way forward: Three Armed Groups in Mali Attend ICRC Training on International Humanitarian Law | Charity & Security Network
    their responsibilities in terms of respect for international humanitarian law and to help them to better understand the rules of behavior applicable in confict situations This kind of training opens doors for communications including training on ways to end the armed conflict in Mali that has created hundreds of thousands of refugees The National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad MNLA one of the groups participating in the training has been clashing with the Malian government after failed peace talks The same group has an on and off again relationship with Ansar Dine a group on the U S terrorist list Does this make the MNLA otherwise associated with a terrorist group so that the ICRC training could be seen as a violation of the U S prohibition on material support of terrorism After all this is the kind of training the U S Supreme Court said Congress can prohibit in its infamous Humanitarian Law Project decision The answer to that question is not clear Back in 2011 Sen Patrick Leahy chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote to the State and Justice Departments asking them to provide for official guidance and clarification of the law so that peacebuilding and humanitarian groups are not unduly restricted in their work No action was taken The ICRC training in Mali points the way for U S policy this is exactly what is needed to relieve suffering of noncombatants but also to foster relationships and communications that can help bolster peace processes Photo from ICRC Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff

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  • Charity & Security Network
    17 2015 There is a growing consensus that laws prohibiting support to listed entities have contributed to a shrinking space for those seeking to establish the conditions conducive to peace This is the conclusion of a groundbreaking March 2015 report by the Transnational Institute Building Peace in Permanent War Terrorist Listing and Conflict Transformation Read more about Study Building Peace in Permanent War Terrorist Listing and Conflict Transformation Report Laying the Groundwork for Disarmament Demobilization Date April 2 2012 In the Supreme Court s majority opinion in Holder v Humanitarian Law Project Chief Justice John Roberts argued that terrorist groups could use humanitarian and international law as part of a broader strategy to promote terrorism by pursuing peaceful negotiation as a means of buying time to recover from short term setbacks lulling opponents into complacency and ultimately preparing for renewed attacks Read more about Report Laying the Groundwork for Disarmament Demobilization Track II Diplomacy Laying the Groundwork for Peace Date May 2 2012 To achieve peace in today s complex conflicts Track II peacebuilding efforts are becoming increasingly important The most famous of these produced the Oslo accords in 1993 Highlighting the importance of Track II activities the United states Institute of Peace USIP has published Conducting Track II Peace Making Written for both Track I and Track II practitioners this handbook explains the different stages of Track II activities from assessment and planning to implementation and evaluation Track II activities typically involve reputable academic religious and NGO leaders and other civil society actors experienced in conflict mediation or other areas of social and political expertise Read more about Track II Diplomacy Laying the Groundwork for Peace Report on Conflict Analysis Highlights Importance of Engaging with Local Actors Date October 31 2012 A report from the People s Peacemaking Perspectives project PPP underscores the importance of engaging with local actors such as civil society organizations government police and individuals to analyze conflicts The March 2012 report From Conflict Analysis to Peacebuilding Impact was compiled by Conciliation Resources and Saferworld for the EU Instrument for Stability The report states that conflict analysis is a key first step to any engagement in international conflict affected areas and that analyses must be used to formulate responses Read more about Report on Conflict Analysis Highlights Importance of Engaging with Local Actors Book Peacebuilding Through Community Based NGOs Date November 28 2012 A September 2012 book explores the complex and important role non governmental organizations NGOs play in processes aimed at building a sustainable peace and developing strategies for resolving conflicts peacefully Through case studies of the activities of Partners in Health in Haiti Women in Black in Serbia and the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland Peacebuilding Through Community Based NGOs highlights the range of ways these organizations are involved in post conflict social reconstruction efforts Co authors Max Stephenson Jr and Laura Zanotti of Virginia Tech argue that there is no single approach to achieving peace and that mediators should be open to trying

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/issue/Peacebuilding?type=All (2016-02-16)
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  • Beyond Diplomacy: Civil Society Is a Driving Force in Peace Movements Around the World | Charity & Security Network
    approaches to peacmaking have arisen around the world said Brown These organizations exist mainly outside the scope of traditional diplomatic activity which allows them to support formal negotiations while also being inclusive of all political ethnic and sectarian groups Examples of success come from Nepal where a collaborative of civil society groups political parties government institutions and multilateral organizations was able to offer a range of services to support a national peace process to end the civil war in their country and from Lebanon where national dialogues including actors from civil society and the government have helped the country avoid civil war Learn more about the work of peacebuilders at our resource page and learn more about the Peace Appeal Foundation by visiting their website Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact Search form Search Stay Up To Date Subscribe Publications The Latest News C SN Joins More Than 50 Orgs in Raising Concerns About UN s Work

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/node/1228 (2016-02-16)
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  • Peacebuilding in Practice- Tuija Talvitie, CMI | Charity & Security Network
    of staff working in complex environments through security protocols local partnerships and on the ground monitoring See related CSN s Peacebuilding page Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff

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