Policy and Research Papers

German Interministerial Strategy to Support “Dealing with the Past and Reconciliation (Transitional Justice)” in the Context of Preventing Crises, Resolving Conflicts and Building Peace

 This strategy should strengthen Germany’s engagement in transitional justice and position it on a clearer conceptual foundation. In particular, the aim is to help ministries act more coherently and in a more coordinated manner, to use synergies between different policy areas and to create closer links between relevant stakeholders. Action in the field of transitional justice also always includes the equally important field of reconciliation.

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Strategy of the Federal Government of Germany for promoting the rule of law in the fields of crisis prevention, conflict resolution and peacebuilding

The Federal Government’s strategy for promoting the rule of law aims to improve Germany’s engagement to promote the rule of law in fragile contexts in order to improve crisis prevention, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. The main aim is to promote greater coherence and harmony between the respective ministries’ conceptual understanding and action, and to harness synergies between different policy areas.

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The Federal Government of Germany - Interministerial Strategy to Support Security Sector Reform (SSR)

The Federal Government of Germany's SSR Strategy Interministerial Strategy  to Support Security Sector Reform (SSR). 

First, it describes interministerial objectives and principles of action, thereby creating a framework for improving coherence among ministries in the planning and implementation of SSR measures. Second, the strategy defines concrete interministerial measures to achieve these goals.

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Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

UN Women’s new flagship report, provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective. The report monitors global and regional trends in achieving the SDGs for women and girls based on available data, and provides practical guidance for the implementation of gender-responsive policies and accountability processes. As a source of high-quality data and policy analysis, the report is a key reference and accountability tool for policymakers, women’s organizations, the UN system, and other stakeholders.

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An introduction to Human Rights and Security Sector Reform

Successful Security Sector Reform (SSR) must be guided by the understanding of people as rights-holders and the state, including core security actors, as duty-bearers in providing security as a service to the people. Human rights and security are closely linked. Human rights violations can be a cause of conflict, a result of conflict or an early warning of conflict.

This paper describes international human rights obligations, the concept of SSR, how human rights are relevant to successful SSR, what a human rights-based approach to SSR entails and provide practical examples of specific human rights.

 

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