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27 Apr 2016 description

As Burundian, African and International NGOs deeply concerned by the human rights situation in Burundi, we strongly urge the UN Security Council to authorize the deployment of a robust police protection and monitoring presence as soon as possible.

31 Aug 2012 description

Introduction

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Berlin, Germany, hosted a colloquium in Berlin, from 30 to 31 August 2012, on “The African Union at Ten: Aspirations and Reality”.

28 Nov 2011 description

Executive Summary

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa hosted a policy advisory group seminar at Lake Safari Lodge, Siavonga, in Zambia, from 9 to 10 June 2011 on the theme “State Reconstruction in Zimbabwe”. The policy dialogue was made possible through the support of the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Zimbabwe.

01 Jul 2011 description

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa hosted a policy advisory group seminar in Cape Town on 19 and 20 April 2010 on the theme “Post-Conflict Reconstruction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)”.

31 Jan 2011 description

No. 162: Time for the AU to reflect / Adekeye Adebajo / Mail and Guardian

31 January 2011

As African leaders prepare to meet for their biannual African Union (AU) summit in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on January 30 and 31, it is worth reflecting soberly on current and recent events in Côte d'Ivoire, Sudan and Tunisia.

Two presidents claim power in Côte d'Ivoire. A self-determination referendum may create a new state in South Sudan. A "cyber revolution" helped topple a fossilised autocracy in Tunisia.

02 Nov 2010 description

Gwinyayi Dzinesa, Dawn Nagar and Elizabeth Otitodun / The Star

2 November 2010

Many hurdles continue to obstruct the path to referendums scheduled to take place in January

Sudan has come under the international spotlight after US President Barack Obama told a high-level UN summit in New York that polls being held to decide the country's future in January must go ahead on time and peacefully.

The words of warning came after UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon unveiled a three-member panel tasked with monitoring the landmark referendums for self-determination in South Sudan and …

11 Oct 2010 description

Introduction

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) in Cape Town, South Africa, hosted a policy research seminar in Cape Town on 25 and 26 February 2010 on the theme: "Building Peace in Southern Africa". The meeting assessed Southern Africa's peacebuilding challenges by focusing largely on the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the sub-region's principal Regional Economic Community (REC), which constitutes 15 member states (Madagascar, included in this number, was suspended in March 2009).

28 Sep 2010 description

Introduction

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) in Cape Town, South Africa, hosted a two-day policy advisory group seminar on 23 and 24 August 2010 in Somerset West, Western Cape, on the theme: "Stabilising Sudan: Domestic, Sub-Regional and Extra-Regional Challenges".

The meeting examined Sudan's multiple, interconnected challenges as the country fast approaches a historic transition. In January 2005, the government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLM/A) signed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

20 Apr 2010 description

Introduction

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa hosted a policy advisory group seminar in Cape Town on 19 and 20  April 2010 on the theme "Post-Conflict Reconstruction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)".

The meeting, which was held in response to a request from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat in Botswana, assessed the challenges of post-conflict reconstruction in the DRC.

01 Aug 2009 description

Introduction

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town; the Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS), University of Botswana; and the Centre of African Studies (CAS) at the University of Cambridge co-hosted a research and policy seminar in Gaborone, Botswana from 25 to 28 August 2009 on the theme "Peacebuilding in Africa".

01 Jun 2008 description

This volume emerged from a policy seminar organised by the Centre for Confl ict Resolution (CCR) in Cape Town, South Africa, in June 2007. The broader objective of the seminar was to explore the development of continental and regional human rights institutions in Africa. To ensure comprehensive coverage of the subject, six sub-themes were formulated.

These included:
- African Perspectives on Human and Gender Rights;
- The AU's Human Rights Institutions and the Challenges and Imperatives of a Merged African Court;
- Regional Human Rights Institutions in Africa;

01 Jan 2008 description

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.