24 February 2015
Time: 5:45 - 8:30pm
Venue: GO Jones Lecture Theatre, Physics Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
The report is a co-production of the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) and the Transnational Institute, and financially supported by the Berghof Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.
How do global counter-terrorism laws impact on peacebuilders and the potential for genuine transformation of conflicts? Building Peace in Permanent War: Terrorist Listing & Conflict Transformation by Louise Boon-Kuo, Ben Hayes, Vicki Sentas, and Gavin Sullivan addresses this complex issue. The report combines legal and political analysis with in-depth case studies drawing on the testimony of diverse actors engaged in conflict transformation. The study focuses on the use of counter-terrorism law and policy in the management of conflict with Al-Shabaab in Somalia, Hamas in the Occupied Palestinian territories, and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party in Turkey.
Read the full report here [PDF].
- Professor Penny Green, International State Crime Initiative and Queen Mary University of London.
- Professor Michael Semple, Queen’s University Belfast, scholar and practitioner in conflict resolution in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
- Dr Véronique Dudouet, Director for the ‘Agents of change for inclusive conflict transformation’ programme Berghof Foundation.
- Dr Vicki Sentas, University of New South Wales and Gavin Sullivan, University of Amsterdam, report co-authors.
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