CCR Seminar Reports (56)

EurAfrique? Africa and Europe in a New Century
(Seminar Report No. 26)

This report examines the relationship between Africa and Europe in the 21st Century, and investigates whether this relationship is one of habit or is of real strategic importance to both parties. The report is based on a policy advisory group meeting, held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 31 October and 1 November 2007, in which senior policymakers, civil society activists, and academics discussed peacekeeping and military co-operation; migration; and the economic relationship between Africa and Europe.
File type: PDF (1.81MB)
Posted to the Web: 10 September 2008

Preventing Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect: Challenges for the UN, Africa, and the International Community
(Seminar Report No. 25)

This report is based on a policy advisory group meeting held by the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), the International Peace Institute (IPI) and the Office of the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide (SAPG), in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 13-15 December 2007. The meeting brought together senior figures from the UN, regional organisations, governments, academia, and civil society to discuss issues of concern regarding effective and timely international responses to situations in which populations were threatened by genocide, war crimes, "ethnic cleansing" or crimes against humanity.
File type: PDF (1.67MB)
Posted to the Web: 10 September 2008

Southern Africa: Building an Effective Security and Governance Architecture for the 21st Century
(Seminar Report No. 24)

The 24th report in CCR's policy seminar reports series focuses on efforts by the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation (OPDSC) troika -- Namibia, Tanzania, and Angola -- to advance security, governance and development initiatives in the southern African sub-region. The report is based on a seminar held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on 29-30 May 2007.
File type: PDF (1.42MB)
Posted to the Web: 28 January 2008

Children and Armed Conflicts in Africa
(Seminar Report No. 23)

The 23rd report in CCR's policy seminar reports series examines the role of various African Union (AU) organs in monitoring children's rights in conflict and post-conflict situations. It further examines their linkages to specific child rights advocacy and monitoring mechanisms. The report is based on a seminar held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 12-13 April 2007.
File type: PDF (1.26MB)
Posted to the Web: 18 January 2008

Peace versus Justice? Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and War Crimes Tribunals in Africa
(Seminar Report No. 22)

There is often a demand for justice in Africa's post-conflict societies that, in turn, is often counter-balanced by the need for reconciliation. A key focus of the concerns captured in this 22nd report in CCR's policy seminar reports series is an analysis of the dilemmas posed by the establishment of peace without justice, as opposed to the establishment of justice without peace. The report is based on a seminar held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 17-18 May 2007.

File type: PDF (1.01MB)
Posted to the Web: 11 January 2008

Africa's Evolving Human Rights Architecture
(Seminar Report No. 21)

The 21st report in CCR's policy seminar reports series analyses the effectiveness of the African continent's new human rights institutions and recommends strategies that can be adopted to strengthen them. It also emphasizes the importance of political will in ensuring the protection of human rights of the continent's 800 million citizens. The report is based on a seminar held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 28-29 June 2007.
File type: PDF (1MB)
Posted to the Web: 4 January 2008

Women in Post-Conflict Societies in Africa
(Seminar Report No. 20)

This policy seminar report discusses and identifies concrete ways of engendering reconstruction and peace processes in African societies emerging from conflict. The report is based on a seminar held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 6 and 7 November 2006.
File type: PDF (1.54MB)
Posted to the Web: 20 November 2007

Africa's Responsibility to Protect
(Seminar Report No. 19)

CCR's latest report captures the debates of the seminar, "Africa's Responsibility to Protect", which took place on 23 and 24 April 2007 in Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa. The report addresses the "responsibility to protect" principle –– the legal and ethical commitment by the international community to protect citizens from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and/or ethnic cleansing. The degree to which the "responsibility to protect" citizens has been adhered to by national governments within and outside the continent is assessed; and experiences and lessons from recent conflicts in Africa are reviewed and analysed.
File type: PDF (1.66MB)
Posted to the Web: 15 November 2007

The United Nations and Africa: Peace, Development and Human Security
(Seminar Report No. 18)

This policy advisory group meeting, held in Maputo, Mozambique, from 14 to 16 December 2006, set out to assess the role of the principal organs and the specialised agencies of the UN in Africa.
File type: PDF (1.59MB)
Posted to the Web: 26 October 2007

West Africa's Evolving Security Architecture: Looking Back to the Future
(Seminar Report No. 17)

This report, based on a seminar held on 30 and 31 October 2006 in Accra, Ghana, captures the essence of current debates in the areas of governance, development, and security sector reform and post-conflict peacebuilding — issues that could largely determine whether West Africa is at peace or at war in the new millenium.
File type: PDF (1MB)

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