Friday, 02 March 2012 10:59

Security Arrangements, Transitional Justice and Peace Mediation: Challenges and Options for the EU

This expert and policymaker roundtable brought together 20 participants from the EU, academia and non-governmental organisations, covering the fields of Security Arrangements and Security Sector Reform; Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration; Transitional Justice; Peace Mediation and EU Foreign Policy. 

The aims were to:

  1. Present and exchange lessons, findings, dilemmas and difficulties from the experience of promoting accountability and transitional justice in security arrangements and SSR/DDR
  2. Consider how the issues raised can be tackled in EU policy and practice
  3. 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.'

A summary of the discussions will become available on the mediatEUr website. For more information on mediatEUr's work on peace and justice issues, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..