The aims were to:
- Present and exchange lessons, findings, dilemmas and difficulties from the experience of promoting accountability and transitional justice in security arrangements and SSR/DDR
- Consider how the issues raised can be tackled in EU policy and practice
- Generate recommendations for enhancing the EUʼs capacities for furthering peace and justice through SSR/DDR.
Lars Waldorf, Senior Lecturer in International Human Rights Law at the Centre for Applied Human Rights and York Law School on DDR and transitional justice, and Dr. Sari Kouvo, Co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network made expert inputs to inform the discussions.
The meeting forms part of mediatEUr's wider work on Creating Improved Capacities for International Peace Mediation. The results will feed into the publication in May 2012 of a final report 'Towards an EU Concept on Peace and Justice.'