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(En)clave Comahue. Revista Patagónica de Estudios Sociales     Open Access  
ABA Journal Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Acta Juridica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Acta Universitatis Danubius. Juridica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis : Folia Iuridica     Open Access  
Actualidad Jurídica Ambiental     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Adelaide Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Administrative Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 45)
Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
African Journal on Conflict Resolution     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Afrilex     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ahkam : Jurnal Hukum Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ahkam : Jurnal Ilmu Syariah     Open Access  
Air and Space Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Akron Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Al 'Adalah : Jurnal Hukum Islam     Open Access  
Al Ihkam : Jurnal Hukum & Pranata Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Al-Ahkam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Al-Istinbath : Jurnal Hukum Islam     Open Access  
Alaska Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Albany Law Review     Free   (Followers: 6)
Alberta Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Alternative Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Alternatives : Global, Local, Political     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Amazon's Research and Environmental Law     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Comparative Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 58)
American Journal of Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
American Journal of Law & Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Trial Advocacy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
American University National Security Law Brief     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Amicus Curiae     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Amsterdam Law Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Anales de la Cátedra Francisco Suárez     Open Access  
Annales Canonici     Open Access  
Annales de droit     Open Access  
Annales de la Faculté de Droit d’Istanbul     Open Access  
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska, sectio G (Ius)     Open Access  
Annals of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade - Belgrade Law Review     Open Access  
Anuario da Facultade de Dereito da Universidade da Coruña     Open Access  
Anuario de Psicología Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ANZSLA Commentator, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Appeal : Review of Current Law and Law Reform     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arbeidsrett     Full-text available via subscription  
Arbitration Law Monthly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arbitration Law Reports and Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Arctic Review on Law and Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arena Hukum     Open Access  
Argumenta Journal Law     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arizona Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Arizona State Law Journal     Free   (Followers: 3)
Arkansas Law Review     Free   (Followers: 6)
Ars Aequi Maandblad     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Art + Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Article 40     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Artificial Intelligence and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
ASAS : Jurnal Hukum dan Ekonomi Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy     Hybrid Journal  
Asian American Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Law and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Journal of Legal Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asian Pacific American Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asy-Syir'ah : Jurnal Ilmu Syari'ah dan Hukum     Open Access  
Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti - Classe di Scienze Giuridiche, Economiche e Politiche     Open Access  
Australasian Law Management Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian Feminist Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Australian Indigenous Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Ave Maria Law Review     Free   (Followers: 4)
Badamai Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Baltic Journal of Law & Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Bar News: The Journal of the NSW Bar Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Beijing Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Berkeley Technology Law Journal     Free   (Followers: 14)
Bioethics Research Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Boletín de la Asociación Internacional de Derecho Cooperativo     Open Access  
Boletín Instituto de Derecho Ambiental y de los Recursos Naturales     Open Access  
Bond Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Boston College Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Boston University Law Review     Free   (Followers: 11)
BRICS Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Brigham Young University Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
British Journal of American Legal Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brooklyn Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of Legal Medicine     Open Access  
Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of Yaroslav Mudryi NLU : Series : Philosophy, philosophy of law, political science, sociology     Open Access  
Business and Human Rights Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cadernos de Dereito Actual     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Informação Jurídica     Open Access  
Cadernos do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Direito - PPGDir./UFRGS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers Droit, Sciences & Technologies     Open Access  
California Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
California Western Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cambridge Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 195)
Campbell Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Campus Legal Advisor     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of Law and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Case Western Reserve Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Časopis pro právní vědu a praxi     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Catholic University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Chicago-Kent Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chicana/o-Latina/o Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
China-EU Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Chinese Journal of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Chinese Law & Government     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Cleveland State Law Review     Free   (Followers: 2)
College Athletics and The Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Colombia Forense     Open Access  
Columbia Journal of Environmental Law     Free   (Followers: 11)
Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Columbia Law Review (Sidebar)     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Commercial Law Quarterly: The Journal of the Commercial Law Association of Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Comparative Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
Comparative Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Comparative Legilinguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Con-texto     Open Access  
Conflict Resolution Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Cornell Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Criterio Jurídico     Open Access  
Critical Analysis of Law : An International & Interdisciplinary Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cuadernos de Historia del Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cuestiones Juridicas     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Danube     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
De Jure     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
De Rebus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Deakin Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Debater a Europa     Open Access  
Defense Counsel Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Democrazia e diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Denning Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
DePaul Journal of Women, Gender and the Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
DePaul Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Derecho Animal. Forum of Animal Law Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Derecho PUCP     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Derechos en Acción     Open Access  
Deusto Journal of Human Rights     Open Access  
Dicle Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Dikaion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dike     Open Access  
Dikê : Revista de Investigación en Derecho, Criminología y Consultoría Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Diké : Revista Jurídica     Open Access  
Direito e Desenvolvimento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Diritto penale contemporaneo     Free   (Followers: 2)
Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dixi     Open Access  
Doxa : Cuadernos de Filosofía del Derecho     Open Access  
Droit et Cultures     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Droit et Médecine Bucco-Dentaire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Droit, Déontologie & Soin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Drug Science, Policy and Law     Full-text available via subscription  
Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Duke Forum for Law & Social Change     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Duke Law & Technology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Duke Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
DULR Online     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
East Asia Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal and Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Economics and Law     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Edinburgh Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Education and the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
El Cotidiano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Election Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Energy Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Environmental Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Environmental Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Environmental Policy and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
ERA-Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Erasmus Law Review     Open Access  
Erciyes Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Espaço Jurídico : Journal of Law     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ethnopolitics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ethos: Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
EU Agrarian Law     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Europaisches Journal fur Minderheitenfragen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
European Energy and Environmental Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
European Journal for Education Law and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
European Journal of Law and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
European Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 180)
European Public Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)

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Conflict Trends
Number of Followers: 13  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1561-9818
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  • Editorial
    • Authors: Vasu Gounden
      Abstract: Over the past several years, we have been engaging with a number of stakeholders and sharing with them our analysis of developments in Africa and our prognosis of what to expect over the decade from 2015 to 2025, and beyond. We believe that conflicts will characterise the landscape of both relatively stable and unstable countries, as well as countries that have sovereign control over their territories and those that do not.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Reviving peace in South Sudan through the revitalised peace agreement :
           understanding the enablers and possible obstacles
    • Authors: Clayton Hazvinei Vhumbunu
      Abstract: The signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) on 12 September 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by the warring parties in South Sudan, has been widely extolled and commended as a significant development signalling the dawn of peace. The peace deal is an attempt to revive the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) of 17 August 2015, which had apparently broken down as a result of the outbreak of civil war triggered by the violent confrontations that erupted on the night of 7 July 2016 in Juba. Whilst it is not very surprising that almost all South Sudanese, stakeholders to the conflict and commentators across Africa and beyond have expressed fervent hope, generous optimism and great expectations for peace and stability, given the intractability of the conflict in South Sudan, it is equally important to undertake a timely analysis of the R-ARCSS – specifically the possible and probable interplay of factors that may have implications for the success, or otherwise, of the peace agreement.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The potential and limits of peace agreements : Colombia and Mali
    • Authors: Bård Drange
      Abstract: In most cases, political solutions to armed conflicts are professed by a plethora of local, regional and international actors. In practice, however, durable political solutions – typically symbolised through peace agreements – are scarce. While peace agreements may be signed, political willingness, as well as the ability to implement them, is often in short supply. Hence, many peace agreements remain words on paper, not actions in the field. This is also the case in Africa, where many conflict areas see peace agreements being signed, violated and forgotten.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • National election response groups as infrastructures for peace :
           experiences from West Africa
    • Authors: Reuben J.B. Lewis
      Abstract: It is now commonplace that every election in any country across Africa is a defining moment for statebuilding or a potential source of conflict – and for countries coming out of civil war, the stakes are even higher. Therefore, systems and structures must be operationalised as a catalyst to prevent or avert political violence in times of elections. In West Africa, National Elections Response Groups (NERGs) are being developed as response structures to mitigate election-related conflict, and their operationalisation is proving to be successful in a number of countries that have held elections – including, most recently, in Sierra Leone. NERGs are designed as infrastructures for peace, and serve as platforms for peaceful dialogue and shuttle diplomacy with political parties during national elections. NERGs also respond to incidences of harassment, intimidation and violence; work towards keeping communities calm and organised; and engage with all political groups to keep the peace. This article discusses the development and operationalisation of NERGs as an infrastructure for peace during recent elections in some West African countries.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Protecting the environment and women in Darfur through fuel-efficient
           stoves
    • Authors: Zurab Elzarov
      Abstract: The protracted conflict since 2003 in Darfur, Sudan, has resulted in massive loss of human lives and assets, disrupted livelihoods and led to severe food insecurity in some areas. Some 1.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) are registered as living in camps. For unregistered IDPs – that is, displaced people living in rural settlements and urban areas – estimates vary considerably, especially as there is no systematic registration of displacement outside of camps. IDPs and their host communities have limited livelihood options and often rely on unsustainable coping strategies, such as unmanaged cutting of trees and shrubs for fuelwood and charcoal production. This places an additional burden on Darfur’s fragile ecosystem and related livelihoods.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Traditional methods of conflict resolution : the Kom experience
    • Authors: Jude Nsom Waindim
      Abstract: Long before Africa was colonised, and way beyond the advent of slave trade, African societies had institutional mechanisms as well as cultural sources to uphold the values of peace, tolerance, solidarity and respect for, and of, one another. These structures were responsible for “peace education, confidence-building, peacemaking, peacebuilding, conflict monitoring, conflict prevention, conflict management, and conflict resolution”. If these mechanisms were effective in handling and managing conflicts among the people, it was largely because they reflected the sociopolitical orientation of the African people, addressing all the social, political and economic conflicts among a people who lived a communal way of life. Thus, it was customary as well as common currency to happen upon people sitting down informally to discuss and agree on important issues.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Conflict dynamics in the Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda
    • Authors: Irene Dawa
      Abstract: This article presents the results of a study conducted in the Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in the Yumbe District of Uganda between June and August 2018. It examines the conflict trends between refugees and host communities. The aim was to understand the drivers and dynamics of conflicts in the settlement.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Fate of the Nation: Three Scenarios for South Africa’s Future,
           Jakkie Cilliers
    • Authors: Nelson Alusala
      Abstract: Fate of the Nation: Three Scenarios for South Africa’s Future presents what author Jakkie Cilliers considers to be the three main future scenarios for South Africa. Cilliers ventures into the future by analysing the present and the past. He challenges previous authors who theorised the potential collapse of South Africa by providing a more evidence-based argument to support his vision.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Editorial
    • Authors: Vasu Gounden
      Abstract: Investing in conflict prevention will continue to be Africa’s major challenge in the next decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall brought an end to an era of one-party states and authoritarian rule in many parts of the world and ushered in a new era of multi-party democracy. Africa was not unaffected by these “winds of change”. Many countries in Africa saw the fall of one-party states and the introduction of multi-party democracy. This paradigm shift was welcomed across Africa and the world, and brought a new energy to governance, with respect for human rights, accountability, and human-centred development at the forefront. Positive economic growth was posted across the continent, with many calling it the era of the “African Renaissance,” and declaring that this will be the “African Century”.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The impact of the united nations comprehensive refugee response framework
           on conflict dynamics : the case of Gambella in Ethiopia
    • Authors: Hugo Genest
      Abstract: The political and economic reforms introduced by Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali since he took office in April 2018 have been the object of much coverage and debate in the media. Depending on how these changes are implemented, they could improve the country’s socio-economic conditions. From a peacebuilding perspective, they also have the potential to ease tensions between certain ethnic groups.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Looking beyond 2023 : what next after Zimbabwe's parliamentary quota
           system'
    • Authors: Darlington Tshuma
      Abstract: In 2013, Zimbabweans overwhelmingly endorsed the adoption of a new constitution through a referendum held in March 2013. The constitution was hailed by many as constituting a break from the past; thus the document represented an “aspirational nation”. The ”YES Vote” campaign drew support from across the political divide. An overwhelming 94.4 % of the electorate voted in support of the new constitution while the “No Vote” campaign fronted by the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) garnered less than 5% of the national vote.1 One possible explanation for the overwhelming endorsement is that the proposed constitution touched on bi-partisan issues that the electorate saw as important in moving the country forward and breaking with the past. For example, it guaranteed freedom of speech and association, introduced presidential term limits and also proposed mechanisms to increase and enhance the visibility of women in national politics.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Practice and perils of vote buying in Nigeria’s recent elections
    • Authors: Freedom C. Onuoha; Jide Ojo
      Abstract: “Going, going, gone!” is a refrain commonly used to herald the determination of the highest bidder of an item being sold on auction. This process of presenting items for bid, taking bids, and then selling them to the highest bidder aptly encapsulates a questionable practice that has permeated Nigeria’s recent electoral experience: vote buying. Vote buying is not fundamentally new to Nigeria’s electoral politics or only restricted to Nigeria or Africa. According to Matenga, however, “nearly 80% of voters from 36 African countries believe voters are bribed – either sometimes, often or always. Furthermore, 16% of voters in African countries reported being offered money or goods in exchange for their vote during the last election”.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The power of dialogue to promote reconciliation in Zimbabwe
    • Authors: Lawrence Mhandara
      Abstract: Policy makers and scholarship on peacebuilding increasingly focus on reconciliation. In fact, peacebuilding efforts after violent experiences are usually accompanied by powerful calls to go the reconciliation route. Reconciliation is the mutual acceptance of the other in a peaceful relationship and the sustainability of that acceptance; accompanied by a commitment to bind relationships in accord with future interests rather than being stuck in a conflicted past. Yet reconciliation remains a profound challenge in societies that experience political violence. Zimbabwe is facing a similar situation despite a series of state-centred efforts at reconciliation. From the 1980 Policy of National Reconciliation to the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC), a constant pattern of inefficacy is observed.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Understanding the herder-farmer conflict in Nigeria
    • Authors: Ugwumba Egbuta
      Abstract: Since the return to democracy in 1999, Nigeria has been grappling with diverse security challenges, chief among them are insurgency, election violence, kidnapping and most recently, the herder-farmer conflicts among others. The north central states of Benue, Plateau and Nasarawa and other states have experienced conflicts that led to thousands of deaths and displacements as a result of clashes between pastoralists (herders) and local farmers in several communities. In January 2018 alone, Amnesty International reports indicate that 168 people were killed as a result of herdsmen-farmer clashes.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Analysis of Jean-Pierre Bemba’s acquittal by the International
           Criminal Court
    • Authors: Frédéric Foka Taffo
      Abstract: A rather surprising and astonishing ruling was taken on 8 June 2018 at The Hague by the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo. The Appeals Chamber reversed the decision of the Trial Chamber III of 21 March 2016, entitled “Judgment pursuant to Article 74 of the Statute”. The Trial Chamber had in its decision found Bemba of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as a person effectively acting as a military commander, guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.2 These crimes were proved beyond reasonable doubt to have been committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) from on or about 26 October 2002 to 15 March 2003 when Bemba as president of the Mouvement de libération du Congo (MLC), a political party founded by him, and Commander-in-Chief of its military branch, the Armée de libération du Congo (ALC), sent its troops to rescue President Ange Felix Patassé whose power in the CAR was threatened by a rebel movement led by Army General François Bozizé.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Editorial
    • Authors: Vasu Gounden
      Abstract: In October 1998, five years after ACCORD wasestablished, we took the bold step of starting a quarterlymagazine called Conflict Trends. We were aware of thedifficulties of establishing and sustaining a non-commercialmagazine. Today, we are very proud that in this, our 20th yearof Conflicts Trends, we can reflect on having successfully andregularly produced this quarterly magazine. Our commitmentto publishing the thoughts and ideas of African scholars andpractitioners remains a cornerstone of our objectives.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Adaptive mediation
    • Authors: Cedric de Coning; Stephen Gray
      Abstract: When United Nations Secretary-General AntónioGuterres took up his post in December 2016, he observedthat “conflicts have become more complex and interlinkedthan ever before”. The increase in complexity that Guterresrefers to stems in part from a proliferation in the range ofnational and transnational stakeholders and interests thataffect peace processes. We are now concerned with, forinstance, the roles that governance, corruption, organisedcrime, increasingly fragmented opposition movements,violent extremism, the environment, gender, youth andnatural resource management play in contributing to –or hindering – conflict resolution. The proliferation of actorsand threats stretches the limits of traditional state andmultilateral mediation processes.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The joint force of the G5 Sahel : an appropriate response to combat
           terrorism'
    • Authors: Natasja Rupesinghe
      Abstract: The Joint Force of the Group of Five of the Sahel (ForceConjointe du G5 Sahel or FC-G5S) is the latest initiative byAfrican member states to reduce the threat of terrorism in theSahel, a region that is often framed as an arc of instability.The FC-G5S – which includes Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger,Mauritania and Chad – was authorised by the African Union(AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) on 13 April 2017for a 12-month period, and was later – on 20 June 2017 –welcomed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). It was reauthorised by the AU PSC for a 12-month period on12 April 2018
      PubDate: 2018-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Reconciliation, integration and healing efforts in Zimbabwe
    • Authors: Darlington Tshuma
      Abstract: This article is an attempt to interrogate Zimbabwe’snational unity and reconciliation efforts through one of its keyorgans, the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission(NPRC). It contends that while the NPRC potentially representsa first attempt at resolving Zimbabwe’s violent past, thecentral premise on which both the Commission and thegovernment’s broader national unity and reconciliation policyare based is critically flawed. The unity that the governmentseeks to achieve as a vehicle for reconciliation relies upon anegation of accountability, itself a core component of nationalhealing and reconciliation that allows for an open and honestengagement with Zimbabwe’s dark and gruesome past.The problem is further compounded by what has been seenby many as the government’s unwillingness to engagehonestly and genuinely with the past, possibly because agood number of past and current serving senior governmentofficials fear implication.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The African military in a democratic age
    • Authors: Craig Bailie
      Abstract: At the end of the Cold War, Huntington described theexpansion and contraction of democracy through history andacross the world in terms of “waves”. Referring to what hecalled “democracy’s third wave” (argued to have begun inthe mid-1970s), he asked whether the world was “[e]arly ina long wave, or at or near the end of a short one”. He couldonly speculate, however, as to the answer to his question.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Harnessing gender transformative opportunities within humanitarian crises
           : a field note from North-East Nigeria
    • Authors: Anusanthee (Anu) Pillay
      Abstract: Originally protesting the corruption and inequalityproduced by state structures and calling for a return to a“purer”, more Islamic way of life, Jama’atu Ahlis SunnahLida’awati Wal Jihad (JAS, translated as “People Committedto the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad”) –commonly known as Boko Haram – emerged in north-eastNigeria in 2005. Over time, the protest morphed into declaringcontrol over territory, setting off bombs including through“suicide” bombers, forced recruitment, kidnapping andviolence against women and girls, including sexual violenceand forced marriage. As with all asymmetrical conflicts,those profoundly affected are the civilians.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Nhimbe : utilising a traditional practice in community peacebuilding
    • Authors: Edknowledge Mandikwaza
      Abstract: Little is known about the contribution of nhimbe, anindigenous collaborative work system, in peacebuilding – yetit has boundless potential to promote sustainable peace andcommunity cohesion-building. Nhimbe is an indigenoustraditional practice where community members cometogether to work towards a common goal. In the process ofworking together, individuals build relationships – they shareexperiences and develop a sense of family and community.Societal conflicts, tensions and problems are diffused, andsome conflicts are resolved as people participate in nhimbes.This article proposes an indigenous conceptual modelfor peacebuilding using nhimbes, by reviewing how HealZimbabwe Trust, a community peacebuilding organisation,utilises nhimbe as a violence prevention and conflicttransformation tool. The article demonstrates how nhimbeplatforms promote community peace and social cohesionby empowering communities to become tolerant, mendindividual and community relations and, ultimately, reconciletheir past disputes.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Why states fail – internal colonialism and the challenges of state
           making in the 21st century
    • Authors: John H.S. Aberg
      Abstract: The tentative argument made in this article is that “failedstates” have failed to develop successful projects of internalcolonialism. Yet, in the present era, human rights normsand world society governance models denounce states thatpursue internal colonial projects. This paradox highlights thegreat challenge of state making in the present age.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
 
 
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