Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict

The Vance Center and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) co-sponsored a discussion on potential approaches to preventing violent conflict. Guarantees of non-recurrence of mass atrocities are central to peace-building and sustainable development.  The United Nation’s new Sustainable Development Goals recognize in Goal 16 the importance of peace, inclusion, and access to justice in achieving sustainable development.  However, there is limited research and understanding of the factors that may positively influence conflict reduction including the role of constitutions, human rights institutions, and transitional justice processes. 

Guarantees of non-recurrence of mass atrocities are central to peacebuilding and sustainable development. The United Nation’s new Sustainable Development Goals recognize in Goal 16 the importance of peace, inclusion, and access to justice in achieving sustainable development. However, there is limited research and understanding of the factors that may positively influence conflict reduction including the role of constitutions, human rights institutions, and transitional justice processes. In this discussion, we present a study by Dr. Chris Mahony, Research Fellow at the Centre for International Law Research and Policy, which looks into the relationship between these factors and conflict reoccurrence. The presentation was followed by a discussion and comments on the study by other transitional justice scholars. The study is part of a joint World Bank-United Nations study, “Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict.”

During the discussion, Dr. Chris Mahony presented a study looking into the relationship between these factors and conflict recurrence. The presentation was followed by a discussion and comments on the study by other transitional justice scholars.  The study is part of a joint World Bank-United Nations. 

Panelists:

Chris Mahony, Research Fellow at the Centre for International Law Research and Policy

Pablo de Greiff, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence

Paige Arthur, Deputy Director of New York University's Center on International Cooperation 

Location:

New York City Bar Association

42 W 44th Street

New York, NY 10036

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Nov 08, 2017 - 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Paige Arthur