10 Lessons learned from Ireland's support to Justice and Security Sector Reform efforts

This paper is adapted from a presentation by Donal Cronin, Ambassador of Ireland to Uganda that took place at the Conflict Resolution Unit, at Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin, on 5 May 2015. It presents 10 key lessons captured from Ireland’s efforts of supporting Justice and Security Sector Reform. The paper highlights the need to undertake better political-economy analysis as part of SSR programming and to focus on the protection and participation of women and girls. The paper also recognises that fragility is not bound by national borders and therefore calls for more regional approaches to tackle security and justice challenges.