This project seeks to investigate how peace processes which culminate in some sort of political settlement are implemented, and what role human rights arguments and mechanisms play in this. In particular, it focuses on the challenges of post-conflict orders that often revolve around the need to stabilise the political institutions, and the tensions with longer-term peacebuilding strategies which prioritise broader social inclusion and addressing the root causes of violence.
Project outputs include a series of working papers and case studies:
- Jan Pospisil: Pathways to Post-Liberal Peace: Perspectives on the ‘Common Good’ in Peace and Statebuilding
- Maximilian Jaede: The Concept of the Common Good
- Sean Molloy: Justice, Rights and Equality: In Search of the Common Good in an Era of Transition
- Laura Wise: Bosnia-Herzegovina
- Astrid Jamar: Burundi
- Robert Forster: Egypt
- Rachel Anderson: Nepal
- Asanga Welikala: Sri Lanka
The British Academy
A report arguing that human rights commitments can facilitate entry points for the creation of an inclusive political order in post-conflict situations, and suggesting a novel approach to the implementation of human rights measures.