Policy and Research Papers
Customary Justice: An Introduction to Basic Concepts, Strengths, and Weaknesses
This INPROL Practitioner Guide by Tim Luccaro provides an introduction to the concept of Customary Justice, a starting point for legal practitioners interested in the topic. It provides a definition of the concept and an overview of the related theoretical framework, along with the debate on its advantages and shortcomings. The author also discusses models of state and practitioner engagement with customary justice and suggests policy recommendations.
Assessing the Impact of Orthodox Security Sector Reform in Sierra Leone
The Centre for Security Governance's (CSG) paper is part of a multi-year CSG research project Exploring the transition from first to second generation SSR in conflict-affected societies. After initial phases with a narrow focus or ad-hoc reactivity, a more structured and effective SSR approach was devised in Sierra Leone after 2002. What challenges has the process faced and what will it face in the future?
States of Fragility 2016 Highlights
One of the key findings of the OECD’s States of Fragility Highlights is that violence has a more substantial and complex relationship with fragility than previously understood. The data shows that 2015 was the third worst was the 3rd worst year for fatalities since the end of the Cold War. The authors argue that breaking this deadly cycle requires nothing less than rethinking development assistance and developing a new, multi-dimensional model to measure and monitor fragility.
ICM Final Report – “Pulling Together: The Multilateral System and Its Future”
The Independent Commission on Multilateralism's final report (ICM) identifies how the UN-based multilateral system can be made more “fit for purpose” for twenty-first century challenges. It suggests ten general principles to guide a revitalized multilateral system and makes concrete recommendations about how to address the specific challenges of our time across fifteen issue areas.
The Moral Component of Mali and Mosul
In the Moral Component of Mali and Mosul, the author looks into some of the cross-cultural origins and arguments for the primary necessity to develop the moral component in partner capacity building programmes. She argues that the moral package includes not just training on, but also building up, institutional oversight at all levels to provide the checks and balances to ensure the sustainability of the moral component, and to deal with any breaches thereof.