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  • Handbook Explores Different Approaches to Peacebuilding | Charity & Security Network
    of peacebuilding tasks are conducted at different levels grass roots sub national national and international and at different stages of a conflict to peace spectrum pre conflict through to post conflict environments it says The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes ACCORD is a conflict management organization based in Durban South Africa and has worked with former President Nelson Mandela in facilitating the role of civil society in the peace process in Burundi Peacebuilding can be a complex process and often involves a wide range of actors including non governmental organizations which often play a critical role in peacebuilding processes the Handbook says A table identifying various roles civil society can play in these efforts from the Handbook includes Monitoring and early warning analysis Conflict analysis Advocacy and education Protection Track two mediation and facilitation Service delivery and livelihood generation Youth work Initiatives to foster social cohesion Psycho social support Documentation and initiatives for dealing with the past See also 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/studies/ACCORD_pb_Handbook (2016-02-16)
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  • Book: Integrate Peacebuilding Throughout Society | Charity & Security Network
    use of peacebuilding tools and approaches into diverse sectors such as development business media and health in order to address the complex conflicts of the twenty first century Integrated Peacebuilding Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict illustrates how the peacebuilding industry including efforts by civil society works to end conflict and build peace in some of the world s most challenging contexts Written by Craig Zelizer an associate director at Georgetown s Conflict Resolution Program the book features case studies on humanitarian relief gender mainstreaming the environment religion and security Zelizer has over two decades of experience in peacebuilding practice and research He is also the founder of the Peace and Collaborative Development Network 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/news/Book_Integrate_Peacebuilding (2016-02-16)
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  • Track II Diplomacy: Laying the Groundwork for Peace | Charity & Security Network
    to be a substitute for top level government negotiations Track I Track II diplomacy involves prominent civil society actors and is designed to complement official action by building bridges between opposing sides It can serve to address misperceptions by warring parties and the de escalation that results from such interaction is often necessary before official negotiations can be politically feasible One of the advantages of Track II diplomacy is that it can include major parties involved in the conflict that are often viewed by official actors as illegitimate Seldom can peace be achieved the handbook says without talking with such parties directly because they will continue their violent struggle until they have at least been heard or their needs have been met But the political space for Track II activities is hardly guaranteed Even where an active civil society does exist Track II efforts may still be infeasible because of severe restrictions on civil liberties One such restriction the handbook cites is the U S law that makes it illegal for anyone to offer a group that has been formally classified as a terrorist material support of any kind including training and advice In June 2010 the U S Supreme Court upheld the law ruling that urging a terrorist group to put down its arms in favor of using lawful peaceful means to achieve political goals is providing material support to terrorists and is therefore illegal Click here for more about this Supreme Court ruling and its impact on humanitarian and peacebuilding efforts This volume is the seventh in USIP s Peacemaker s Toolkit series Each handbook addresses a facet of the work of mediating violent conflicts including such topics as laying the groundwork for disarmament negotiations with terrorists and debriefing mediators Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/studies/Track_II_Laying_Groundwork_for_Peace (2016-02-16)
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  • Report: Laying the Groundwork for Disarmament & Demobilization | Charity & Security Network
    Institute of Peace USIP gives peacebuilding groups and nongovernmental mediators advice on how to ensure that armed groups do not misuse disarmament demobilization and reintegration DDR programs It addresses how DDR programs are understood by armed groups and the strategies that they might adopt to delay avoid or manipulate the DDR program Intended for non state actors such as the UN and conflict mediators from nongovernmental organizations NGOs the reportlays out eight detailed steps that mediators can take to establish appropriate linkages between DDR and other aspects of a peace process This report is the ninth handbook from the USIP Peacemaker s Toolkit series Working with NGOs governments international organizations and the private sector USIP has created this series to help develop common framework and methodologies in support of peacebuilding Other reports in the series include Managing a Mediation Process Managing Public Information in a Mediation Process Integrating Internal Displacement in Peace Process and Agreements Talking to Groups That Use Terror 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/studies/Laying_Groundwork_Disarmament_Demobilization%20 (2016-02-16)
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  • Report: Terrorist Lists Impede Peace Process | Charity & Security Network
    or conflict with efforts to find a peaceful solution to armed conflict The inconsistent application of terrorist designations by the government blur the distinction between legal and unlawful political activism and encourages state repression of unarmed dissidents Anti terrorist policies also shrink the space for international peace facilitation by criminalizing civil society mediation and negotiation efforts Anti Terror Legislation Impediments to Conflict Transformation offers a range of recommendations to reform the terrorist listing process including the development of more transparent listing regimes and carving out protected space for peacebuilders to do their craft without fear of prosecution 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 Rein In Partner Vetting System January 21 2016 Over 100 Nonprofits Ask FATF to Revise Recommendation

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/node/680 (2016-02-16)
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  • Report: EU Counterterrism Measures Impede Peacebuilding | Charity & Security Network
    willingness to abandon the use of violence Read more 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/node/571 (2016-02-16)
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  • USIP Report: Reform Listing Procedures to Turn Groups Away From Violence | Charity & Security Network
    incentives for groups to become delisted The report was a result of a October 2009 workshop attended by several international peacebuilding organizations including officials from USIP Berghof Peace Support Conciliation Resources and the HD Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue Workshop attendees wanted to educate policymakers that political engagement with listed armed groups is not only possible but desirable especially when conflict parties are interested in exploring peaceful solutions The workshop focused on identifying different means of engaging with a listed group e g armed groups such as the LTTE in Sri Lanka and Hamas in the Palestinian Territories shared lessons from previous mediation cases and the possibility of severe sanctions for mediators from current antiterrorism laws and regulations The report states there is a need for security laws to recognize the specificities of peacemaking and peacebuilding work and clearer distinctions should be drawn between such activities and commercial transactions with or financial support to proscribed entities The report offers recommendations for President Obama including Conduct a proper evaluation of the effectiveness of existing listing and delisting policies in the context of the greater political objectives of promoting successful peace processes and political settlements Improve the transparency of the designation process and incentivize its effects by publishing information on which activities warrant sanctions and what the criteria and procedures are for becoming delisted Design more flexible listing and delisting instruments that account for the constantly evolving conflict contexts actors and patterns These instruments should punish violence but encourage or reward moves toward peaceful solutions Create separate legal and political structures to facilitate peaceful mediation with listed groups 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/solutions/USIP_Report_Reforms_for_listing_process (2016-02-16)
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  • Study: Building Peace in Permanent War: Terrorist Listing and Conflict Transformation | Charity & Security Network
    the organization could potentially face prosecution and imprisonment in the U S The report authored by Louise Boon Kuo Ben Hayes Vicki Sentas and Gavin Sullivan found that although the Supreme Court ruling sent shockwaves through the peacebuilding community there have been surprisingly few attempts to reconcile the idea that counterterrorism measures which target associations are not simply unintended consequences The report asks How could professional mediators peacebuilding organisations and other conflict resolution actors continue to engage in confidence that their activities were both legitimate and lawful National and international blacklisting regimes as the report calls them were created to prevent violent extremists from carrying out terrorist attacks and to create incentives to come to the negotiating table or turn away from violence Instead these listings have exacerbated conflicts by encouraging state repression of unarmed dissidents and thus fueling radicalism At the same time third parties such as charities diaspora communities and humanitarian and development groups have been negatively impacted as well Feeling an even greater push are the peacebuilding organizations best posed to reduce or eliminate these armed conflicts entirely The report presents empirical data unavailable until now on how counter terrorist legislation affects the work of local and international peacebuilders alike Data was gathered through extensive interviews with practitioners and policy makers involved in conflict transformation efforts in three ongoing conflicts Somalia Israel Palestine and Turkey Kurdistan In each of the three cases the primary non state group Al Shabaab Hamas and the Kurdistan Workers Party PKK respectively has been designated as a terrorist entity The report is the first study to connect analysis of counterterrorism laws with an attempt to assess the impact of terrorist proscription on peacebuilding The report confirms what peacebuilding organizations have been saying for years that terrorist listings shrink the space for international

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/study/building_peace_in_permanent_war (2016-02-16)
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