Almost ten years after the EU has launched EULEX, its results are characterized as mixed at best and a debacle at worst. After almost two decades of international assistance, Kosovo police is in a better shape, but the judicial system is in a mess, and it's clear that the effective rule of law requires both. One of the key reasons behind these underwhelming results has been the inability of the EU to take local ownership seriously.
GPPAC informs policy through the production of policy briefs that analyse conflicts from a human security perspective. In this policy brief, published by GPPAC, researcher Filip Edjus of the University of Bristol discusses local ownership and the rule of law mission in Kosovo.Read more
The past years have shown a drastic increase in the number of violent conflicts worldwide. As a result, many thousands have died and many more had to flee their homes. The solution is not in reacting to violent conflicts when they appear. We need to shift our focus from reacting to violent conflicts to the longer-term focus of prevention. In this animation we explain what conflict prevention is, why it is important and what GPPAC is doing for sustainable peace worldwide.Read more
Peacebuilding requires wide support, especially in the current climate of frayed international relations and increasing conflicts (in both number and scale).
Peacebuilding, however, remains the poor cousin of other international interventions. It is high time for this disparity of effort and resources to be corrected. In this report, Phil Vernon, the International Alert's Director of Programmes, sets out the case for this.
The publication, Reflections on Peace and Security in Northeast Asia - Perspectives on the Ulaanbaatar Process, was launched in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on August 29. This was done on the occasion of the third meeting of the Ulaanbaatar Process, a civil society-led dialogue for peace and stability in Northeast Asia, launched by GPPAC in 2015. The publication is a collection of essays which capture the diverse and uncompromised opinions, concerns, tensions and contradictions of a region in turmoil.Read more