Civilian Capacities: Experiences in Building and Transforming Security and Justice Institutions

June 5 2012
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Conference Room C, North Lawn Building
UN Headquarters
New York, NY

Civilian Capacities: Experiences in Building and Transforming Security and Justice Institutions

Hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations and the NYU Center on International Cooperation

Many situations of post-conflict and political transition involve efforts to transform the institutions responsible for providing security and justice.  To strengthen the rule of law in these contexts is a difficult challenge, often involving efforts to redress residual trauma from human rights abuses and corruption and stretching over a generation.  Much of the relevant practical experience on these issues resides in the Global South – but not all of this experience is well documented, nor have there been many opportunities to hear from those who have recently navigated these challenges in security and justice reform.

In collaboration with the Civcap initiative, the government of Morocco and the Center on International Cooperation will host a panel of member states with experiences in police, justice, corrections, and security sector reform following conflict and upheaval, with a particular focus on experiences in the Global South.  The panel will provide an opportunity for attendees to hear about good practices and lessons learned from those with first-hand experience. The session will generate discussion to inform the UN's thinking on institution-building support and the development of civilian capacity networks in security and justice.

We invite you to join us for a panel discussion to learn about a range of experiences with security and justice reform.

INTRODUCTION

  • H.E. Mr. Mohammed Loulichki, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations

SPEAKERS

  • Mr. Driss El Yazami, Chairman, National Human Rights Council, Morocco
  • H.E. Mr. Eugène-Richard Gasana, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations
  • H.E. Mr. Ranko Vilović, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Croatia to the United Nations
  • Mr. Mateo Estrémé, Deputy Permanent Representative and Chargé d'Affaires of the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations
  • H.E. Mr. Paul Seger, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations

MODERATORS

  • Ms. Sarah Cliffe, Special Advisor and Assistant Secretary-General, UN Civilian Capacities Team
  • Dr. Bruce Jones, Director and Senior Fellow, NYU Center on International Cooperation