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Politics and managing change: keys to security and justice programming

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • 14 April, 2016

Erwin van Veen reports on practices and experiences of nine different security and justice programmes in four politically sensitive countries.

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Clingendael presents overview of results Sahel Programme

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • 15 January, 2016

The Clingendael Institute is pleased to present the special edition magazine 'The political economy of the Sahel - Capturing results'.

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The Sahel Programme

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • 8 July, 2015

Clingendael’s Conflict Research Unit (CRU) set up a new research programme on the political economy of instability in Africa’s Sahel region.

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Illicit Networks: the systemic risk in Latin America

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • 8 December, 2015

A wave of corruption scandals has gripped Latin America over the past year.

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The new criminal powers

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • 28 January, 2016

In this report the Clingendael Institute explains how illicit activities are increasingly embedded in the formal structures of societies and states, and demonstrates how the spread of these criminal links can be tackled.

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The Conflict Research Unit (CRU) is a specialized team within the Clingendael Institute, conducting applied, policy-oriented research and developing practical tools that assist national and multilateral governmental and non-governmental organizations in their engagement in fragile and conflict-affected situations.

 

The political dynamics of security in fragile states

26/04/2016 • Opinion

Whether it is in the slums of Nairobi, the port of Karachi, or the corridors of power in Bujumbura, in many fragile societies state security organizations serve the interest of ruling elites in maintaining political power or their own institutional interests. Senior Research Fellow Erwin van Veen explores the critical links between political power and the organization of security in fragile societies.

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Politics and managing change: keys to security and justice programming

14/04/2016 • Reports and papers

Erwin van Veen reports on practices and experiences of nine different security and justice programmes in four politically sensitive countries.

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'Making better security and justice programming happen'

10/05/2016

Why is the change needed for better security/justice programming in fragile societies not happening? One-day interactive brainstorm by the Knowledge Platform Security and Rule of Law in The Hague.

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Annual conference 'Hard contexts, hard choices'

07/04/2016

4th Annual conference organised by the Secretariat of the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law.

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The Khartoum process: Shifting the burden

22/02/2016 • Opinion

In this commentary, Clingendael’s Nick Grinstead explores some of the ways the EU addresses migration from the Horn of Africa.

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Resolving the puzzle of customary justice in fragile societies

11/02/2016 • Opinion

Customary justice systems are impossible to ignore when looking to improve the quality of justice in fragile societies in the short-term. The challenge is to look beyond their obvious advantages and disadvantages and find practical ways to engage them productively.

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Niger on the eve of elections

11/02/2016 • Opinion

On 21 February 2016, Niger will hold its next presidential elections. On the eve of these elections, Clingendael's Thibault Van Damme provides a snapshot of the main factors of instability.

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The new criminal powers

28/01/2016 • Reports and papers

In this report the Clingendael Institute explains how illicit activities are increasingly embedded in the formal structures of societies and states, and demonstrates how the spread of these criminal links can be tackled.

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Clingendael presents overview of results Sahel Programme

15/01/2016 • Research programme

The Clingendael Institute is pleased to present the special edition magazine 'The political economy of the Sahel - Capturing results'.

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Fix the unfixable: how to bring greater stability to the Sahel?

08/01/2016 • Policy briefs

The full-blown crisis that hit Mali in 2012 illustrated the failure of local mechanisms and international programmes that were supposed to tackle the security and development problems in the north of the Sahel region.

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Illicit Networks: the systemic risk in Latin America

08/12/2015 • Reports and papers

A wave of corruption scandals has gripped Latin America over the past year. From Argentina and Brazil, to Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, rackets involving state actors, the judiciary, business and organized crime have caused internal unrest and caught international attention.

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Pluralisme juridique au Mali: acceptation et réconciliation

30/11/2015 • Reports and papers

Ce rapport soutient – et justifie – que, à court et à moyen terme, de meilleurs résultats en matière de justice ne peuvent être atteints qu’en stimulant une meilleure reconnaissance mutuelle, et en développant des synergies, entre  les systèmes judiciaires coutumiers et étatiques au Mali, tous de

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