Comparative Study Visit: The Philippines, 20-27 June 2015

The Democratic Progress Institute carried out a Comparative Study Visit to the Philippines from 20-27 June. The Southern Philippines peace process was explored in a series of roundtables held in Manila and Cotabato (Southern Philippines). The visit included 18 participants from Turkey, including Members of Parliament from each main political party; policy makers; renowned journalists … Read moreComparative Study Visit: The Philippines, 20-27 June 2015

DPI Comparative Study to the Philippines 20-27 June 2015

The Democratic Progress Institute will carry out a Comparative Study Visit to the Philippines over the next week, to explore learnings from the Southern Philippines peace process. The visit will take place in Manila and in Mindanao, and participants will include Members of Parliament from Turkey’s main political parties; as well as policy makers; renowned … Read moreDPI Comparative Study to the Philippines 20-27 June 2015

Grand Chamber upholds complaints by Azerbaijani refugees, displaced during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The European Court of Human Rights today delivered a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Chiragov and Others v. Armenia (application no. 13216/05). The applicants in this case have been represented by a legal team headed up by Catriona Vine, Deputy Director of the Democratic Progress Institute (DPI), Kerim Yildiz, Director of DPI and … Read moreGrand Chamber upholds complaints by Azerbaijani refugees, displaced during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

DPI Comparative Study Visit Report: Keeping a Process on Track (Ireland, April 2015)

This report details the discussion that took place during DPI’s Comparative Study Visit to Southern and Northern Ireland in April 2015. Participants in the visit included government advisors, policy makers, high level journalists and media personalities, academics and members of Turkey’s Wise Persons Committee. During the visit key actors from Northern Ireland’s peace process were … Read moreDPI Comparative Study Visit Report: Keeping a Process on Track (Ireland, April 2015)

Legacies of Silence: The Role of Civil Society in Truth-telling, Memory and Reconciliation

In recent years, truth commissions have increasingly become a standard component of conflict resolution and help play an essential role in clarifying history and contributing to a culture of accountability. Focusing on case studies in Lebanon and Guatemala, this report explores the role civil society can play in engaging with the past in post conflict situations. … Read moreLegacies of Silence: The Role of Civil Society in Truth-telling, Memory and Reconciliation

Comparative Study Visit to Dublin, Ireland, 15-18th February 2015

This report details the discussion that took place during the Democratic Progress Institute’s roundtable meeting in Ireland from the 15th – 18thFebruary 2015, regarding the Irish experience of conflict resolution. The delegation participating in this visit comprised women only, and was composed of high level political actors, media personalities and journalists, academics, policy makers and civil … Read moreComparative Study Visit to Dublin, Ireland, 15-18th February 2015

Philippines Peace Process- An Update From 2012-2015

This annex seeks to provide an update from the paper ‘Prospects and Problems for Peace in the Southern Philippines’ by the Democratic Progress Institute. It aims to showcase what has happened in relation to the peace process since 2012 and will be split into two parts: the first part detailing the aspects and challenges of … Read morePhilippines Peace Process- An Update From 2012-2015

DPI Director Kerim Yildiz takes part in High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes

DPI Director Kerim Yildiz takes part in High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes, hosted by the United Nations DPA, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) in Helsinki on 19-21 May, together with representatives from the UN and various member states, the EU, and various civil society organisations and global … Read moreDPI Director Kerim Yildiz takes part in High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes