Political life in India has been punctuated by spectacular instances of sexual violence whether evident during political upheavals such as the Partition of India in 1947 or the pogroms against minorities as in the case of the infamous violence against Muslims in the state of Gujarat in 2002. But even when political life seems relatively calm, sometimes a singular event such as the case of a 23-year-old girl in Delhi in 2012 in a public bus, bursts into publicity and stimulates massive public outrage and produces much reflection on legal reform, and ways of making public spaces safe for wom
Abstract: When asked why exhumations of mass graves were important for human rights investigations, the late, great Dr. Clyde Snow famously said, “The bones don’t lie.” From Argentina to Guatemala, Iraq to Sri Lanka, Mexico to Congo, and many other corners of the world, Dr.
Violence and exiting violence in Mediterranean and sub-Saharan Africa
In order to protect the civilian population, the international community is often compelled to intervene in internal conflict. However, do external actors have the power to shape rebel behavior? Can non-coercive, non-violent efforts make a difference?
This presentation features work undertaken on persuasion as a mechanism by which diplomacy could influence rebel groups to limit their use of violence against civilians.
The International Panel on Exiting Violence (IPEV) brings together an international community of researchers in order to construct “exiting violence” as a new field of study. Composed of thematic working groups, this panel aims to produce both knowledge and recommendations for policy makers and civil society. Launched in 2017, the first phase of the Panel produced a report that will be published in the second half of 2019.