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Regional Conference on Conflict and Security Governance in West Africa
Workshop on Draft Operational Guidance Notes for AU SSR Policy Framework
Symposium on Rising Insecurity in North Eastern Nigeria
Regional Experts attend Executive Course on Gender and Security in Malawi
Consultative Meetings with Ghana Prison and Immigration Services
Tribute to Nelson Mandela
Remembering Len le Roux
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Call for Consultants
ASSN, UNOPS Sign Agreement to Support African Union SSR Capacity
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The ASSN Quarterly Newsletter
ASSN Inaugurates New Interim Executive Committee
African Union Rolls Out SSR Capacity-Building Programme
Southern Africa Launches Revised Strategic Plan on Defence and Security
Stakeholders' Meeting on Lessons Learned in Kenya Police Reforms
SADSEM Secretariat Relocation and Security Sector Governance Course in Malawi
Nairobi Roundtable on Security Sector Expenditure Reviews
HLP on Challenges and Opportunities for Security Sector Reform in East Africa
Dialogue on Challenges facing Gender Mainstreaming in African Security Institutions
South Sudan Officially Launches National Security Policy Development Process

Security Sector Reform Provisions in Peace Agreements E-mail
Security Sector Reform Provisions in Peace Agreements

Security Sector Reform Provisions in Peace Agreements

 

Author: Eboe Hutchful, African Security Sector Network (ASSN)


Printed in the UK by the University of Birmingham, 2009


Peace agreements form a crucial entry point for security sector reform (SSR). However, there has been little consistency in the way that security sector reform provisions have been approached (or implemented) in peace agreements.


This report is the result of a research project which examines peace agreements from eight countries in Africa (Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Sudan, Burundi, DRC, Sierra Leone and Liberia), two from Central America (El Salvador and Guatemala) and one from Asia (East Timor).


The report demonstrates that there is a potentially high price to be paid for failing to integrate issues of SSR into peace negotiations and agreements at the very outset, or for doing so in a selective and shallow manner. The risks are detailed and recommendations for future provisions in peace agreements are presented.

 

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