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Violence and exiting violence in Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Africa

 Videos of the international conference Violence and exiting violence, which took place in Rabat in April 2019.

Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Africa concentrates episodes of extreme violence and sources of potential conflicts and geopolitical upheavals. The aim of the conference was to study these violences, from local standpoints to global forms, as well as the means to escape from it.

(Videos in French)


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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

DATE DE MISE A JOUR : 23/05/2019
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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.

DATE DE MISE A JOUR : 09/05/2019

Violence and exiting violence in Mediterranean and sub-Saharan Africa

DATE DE MISE A JOUR : 17/04/2019

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.

DATE DE MISE A JOUR : 11/04/2019