International Order & Conflict

(Re)Building Police, Courts, and Corrections After Conflict

Over the last decade or so, the UN Security Council has given complex UN peace operations broad mandates in police development, followed by mandates to help restore justice systems and eventually for advisory support to national prison systems. The US government has also increased its programming in these areas. This seminar discussed the achievements and challenges of rebuilding criminal justice and rule of law in post-conflict settings, especially where complex peace operations are deployed. Discussion built from the conclusions of a recent Stimson study, Understanding Impact of Police, Justice and Corrections Components in UN Peace Operations

Speakers included:

William Durch

Senior Associate and Co-Director, Future of Peace Operations Program, Stimson Center; Moderator and Co-author, Stimson impact study

Fiona Mangan 

Program Officer and INPROL Police Facilitator at USIP; formerly Field Analyst at Stimson and Co-author, Stimson impact study

Michele Greenstein 

Deputy Director, Office of Criminal Justice Assistance and Partnerships, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, US Department of State

William Davis

Director, UNDP Washington Representative Office

Copies of the study were available at the launch.

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