swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of conflict prevention and conflict transformation.
27 June 2017
Dealing with the Past & Conflict Transformation Course, 11-15 September
Finding a way to deal with a violent past is key for a lasting peace. This course at the University of Basel examines the potentials and challenges of designing and implementing dealing with the past processes. More information
26 June 2017
Working Paper 2 | 2017
Huma Haider's working paper entitled "Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Applying Conflict Sensitivity to Transitional Justice" explores the extent to which conflict sensitivity should be applied to transitional justice. Haider identifies tools and mecanisms that could bring conflict sensitivity into processes of transitional justice. Download the paper.
15 June 2017
Annual Report 2016
Get insights into the activities of swisspeace in the year 2016. In this annual report, we are taking you to Myanmar, Tunisia and Colombia to present you our ongoing activities. In that way, we want to illustrate the «light-footprint approach», which guides our work at swisspeace. Read the report in English / German / French
1 June 2017
CAS Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials
Get insights in research and practice of civilian peacebuilding and broaden your skills to work in fragile contexts. This course provides a holistic understanding of civilian peacebuilding and is designed for practitioners and academics interested in connecting their experiences with conceptual and pratical knowledge on civilian peacebuilding. More information
29 May 2017
Lessons from the Stasi Records Agency
Nicola Diday participated in a visit of the Albanian Authority on the Sigurimi files at the Stasi Records Agency in Berlin. The goal of the visit was to learn from the experience of the Stasi Records Agency in making accessible the records of the former secret police of Eastern Germany.
20 May 2017
Award of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences
This Saturday, Julie Bernath was awarded the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences award for her published article "Complex Political Victims in the Aftermath of Mass Atrocity: Reflections from the Khmer Rouge Tribunal".
Huma Haider, 2017
Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Applying Conflict Sensitivity to Transitional Justice
Leben Moro, Martina Santschi, Rachel Gordon, Philip Dau and Daniel Maxwell, 2017
Statebuilding and legitimacy: experiences of South Sudan
SLRC Research Report. More information and download
Altanian Melanie, 2017
Archives against Genocide Denialism? Challenges to the Use of Archives in Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation
Dominik Balthasar, 2017
Quo vadis Afrika?
Afrika Bulletin Nr. 165 - Aktuelle Brennpunkte: Äthiopien, Mozambique, Zimbabwe. Download.