swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of conflict prevention and conflict transformation.


July 14 2016
Start of R4D "Knowledge for Peace"
The research project "Knowledge for Peace" as part of the SNF R4D (research for development) has taken off. Ulrike Lühe, new PhD student at swisspeace, will conduct her doctoral research on questions of knowledge production and improved synergies between research, policy and practice. Read more.

11 July 2016
Interview with Sihem Bensedrine on Transitional Justice in Tunisia
Sihem Bensedrine, President of the Instance of Truth and Dignity (Instance de Verité et Dignité IVD) in Tunisia, reports on the lessons learnt in the process of transitional justice. Watch video (in French).

Woman with black head scarf creating graffiti on the wall

1 July 2016
Women, Peace, Security – reloaded
Alternative report from a civil society and gender perspective on the National Action Plan 1325 on gender, peace and security. Impulse for actors in politics, administration and civil society. Read the report (in German).

Street are in Sanaa. Copyright: Getty Images, 2015

30 June 2016
Last days: register for the CAS in Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials
This course provides a holistic understanding of civilian peacebuilding  and is designed for practitioners and academics interested in bridging their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge. Details. Apply.

Latest publications

Julia Palmiano Federer, 2016

Navigating International Norms in Peace Mediation

Völkerrechtsblog, July 11 2016. Link.

Natascha Cerny Ehtesham, 2016

Mitwirkungsmöglichkeiten der Zivilgesellschaft – Erfahrungen aus der Schweiz

FriedensForum – Zeitschrift der Friedensbewegung (4/2016). Read article (in German).

Andreas Graf, Andrea Iff, 2016

Respecting Human Rights in Conflict Regions: How to Avoid the ‘Conflict Spiral’

Business and Human Rights Journal, June 2016, pp 1 - 25.

Sabina Handschin, Eric Abitol, Rina Alluri (EDS.), 2016

Conflict Sensitivity: Taking it to the Next Level

swisspeace Working Paper 2 | 2016, June 2016, ISBN 978-3-906841-00-7. Order / download.