Expert Paper: ‘After ETA? Catalonia, Euskadi and the Spanish Constitution’

Written by Ned Thomas, this expert paper aims to examine and compare the sources of conflict and processes of negotiation and conflict resolution within the Spanish state in relation to the autonomous communities of Catalonia and Euskadi – roughly from the death of Franco in 1975 up to the 2012 elections in both these communities. While the years of … Read moreExpert Paper: ‘After ETA? Catalonia, Euskadi and the Spanish Constitution’

After ETA? Catalonia, Euskadi and the Spanish Constitution

This paper aims to examine and compare the sources of conflict and processes of negotiation and conflict resolution within the Spanish state in relation to the autonomous communities of Catalonia and Euskadi – roughly from the death of Franco in 1975 up to the 2012 elections in both these communities. While the years of armed conflict between ETA and the … Read moreAfter ETA? Catalonia, Euskadi and the Spanish Constitution

Two new working papers published

Two new working papers have been published today and are now available to download from our publications section. ‘Civil Society Mediation in Conflict Resolution’ examines the suitability of different civil society actors as mediators in conflict resolution both as part of the official process and independently through an exploration traditional mediator characteristics exemplified through case studies of Northern Ireland and … Read moreTwo new working papers published

Civil Society Mediation in Conflict Resolution

Civil society can play a crucial role in all aspects of conflict resolution, including mediation, and yet they are often not provided with the opportunities to do so within official, government-led peace processes. This working paper examines the suitability of different civil society actors as mediators in conflict resolution both as part of the official process and independently through an … Read moreCivil Society Mediation in Conflict Resolution

Democracy Promotion and Conflict Resolution: The Role of Access to Justice

Access to justice is often a reflection of broader socio-political trends in society. Effective access to justice is a crucial element of engagement between society and the state that allows citizens to seek fair remedy for their grievances regardless of their position in society. This report examines why access to justice contributes to conflict-resolution and the promotion of democracy and … Read moreDemocracy Promotion and Conflict Resolution: The Role of Access to Justice