Negotiating International Peace and Security: Strengthening the Rule of Law
Objectives and content
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Better understand the particularities of the rule of law concept and its different sub-fields;
- Describe the legal and institutional underpinnings of UN rule of law activities;
- Identify main challenges for negotiators to incorporate the rule of law into peace and security negotiations;
- Understand the role of national justice and security institutions (from police to court to prison) in a country’s recovery.
The first part of the workshop will focus on the significance of the rule of law to peace and security and familiarize participants with the sub-sectors of the rule of law such as transitional justice and reconciliation and national rule of law institutions. In addition, there will be an introduction to the rule of law as part of the peace mediation process. The second part will provide an overview of the rule of law coordination across the UN system with special regard to implementing the rule of law in UN peacekeeping and peacebuilding operations. Three case studies – one focusing on the protection of civilians, one on including women’s and children’s perspectives into rule of law activities and one on combating transnational organized crime – will complement the previous sessions.
14 Nov 2013
12 Aug 2013
19 Jun 2013
17 Dec 2012