3 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
23 Jul 2009 description

HD background paper July 2009

Mike Davis


This article summarises the case for mediators giving greater consideration to the economic dimensions of conflicts - particularly those concerning natural resources. It also looks at some of the ways in which mediators might address this issue.

The recent United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) publication, From Conflict to Peacebuilding - the Role of Natural Resources and the Environment provides some arguments for giving this area greater attention.

25 Feb 2009 description


Questions of justice and accountability for past crimes can be a central point of contention in peace negotiations. Recent developments in law and practice have not yet resulted in clarity for mediators on the available policy options. Many mediators continue to see this as one of the most difficult issues they grapple with.

There are a number of recent examples where creative work by mediators has resulted in significant agreements to address past crimes, or at least, importantly, avoided any promise of impunity and preserved the possibility of justice in the future.

11 Dec 2007 description

Introduction and overview

The 1999 peace agreement between the armed opposition and the Government of Sierra Leone received considerable international attention.