Madeline England

Former Research Analyst

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Madeline England is a Research Analyst with the Future of Peace Operations program at the Stimson Center.  Her primary research area is the rule of law, with recent work focusing on security sector reform, accountability of peacekeepers, and doctrinal development of peace operations.

Prior to joining the Stimson Center, she worked on human rights advocacy with a community-based organization in Sri Lanka. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and worked as a legal assistant with a law firm in the United Kingdom.  Ms. England holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Mount Holyoke College and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where her studies focused on human rights and humanitarian affairs. 

Ms. England can be contacted at 202-478-3427 or by email at [email protected].

 

 

Research & Writing

Book
Security Sector Reform: Thematic Literatue Review on Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Security sector reform (SSR) aims to support the development of “effective, inclusive, and accountable security institutions so as to contribute to international peace and security, sustainable development, and the enjoyment of human rights by all” (Un…

Report
Security Sector Reform Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Security sector reform (SSR) aims to support the development of “effective, inclusive and accountable security institutions so as to contribute to international peace and security, sustainable development and the enjoyment of human rights by all.” Achi…

Commentary
Security Sector Reform Best Practices and Lessons Learned Reference Spreadsheet

FOPO, at the request of the Security Sector Reform (SSR) Unit in UN DPKO’s Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, has collected and analyzed good practices in six key areas of security sector reform. As part of the process, FOPO produced a un…

Report
SSR in Stabilization Environments: A Note on Current Practice

This practice note focuses on planning and implementing SSR activities in stabilization environments. Stabilization environments are characterized by circumstances related to descent into, continuation of, or emergence from conflict in which the physic…

Report
Security Sector Governance and Oversight: A Note on Current Practice

Although definitions for security sector governance vary, reform centers around two dimensions that enable effective oversight and accountability of the security and justice sector: 1) an institutional dimension to (re)build transparent mechanisms and…

Report
Management of the Security Sector: A Note on Current Practice

Management of the security sector is the implementation, direction, and operation of security policies, decisions, and practices. Management requires horizontal and vertical capacities, and often structural reorganization, among and within security sec…

Issue Brief
International Police: Improving Effectiveness and Responsiveness

The growing numbers of international police authorized by the Security Council to serve in UN peace operations attest to a recognition of the importance, and challenge, of fostering the rule of law in post-conflict environments. To date, however, the U…

Issue Brief
Ending Impunity: New Tools for Criminal Accountability in UN Peace Operations

One of the most challenging problems for building the rule of law in post-conflict states has been establishing effective criminal accountability for personnel serving in UN peace operations. While military personnel are covered by national military co…

Report
Improving Criminal Accountability in United Nations Peace Operations

In 2004, major problems of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other operations became a public scandal for the United Nations. Before that story broke, the Future of Peace Operations Program…

Issue Brief
Security Sector Reform: Current Challenges and US Policy

On June 4, 2009, the Future of Peace Operations (FOPO) Program at the Stimson Center hosted an expert workshop on security sector reform (SSR). The workshop showcased Stimson’s currentwork in the area and featured presentations by officials from t…

Policy Paper
The Purposes of Peace Operations

Fifteen years ago, peacekeeping was doctrinally and operationally segregated from war-fighting by major powers, but recent evolution of major power doctrines suggests that the old walls that initially segregated the two are crumbling. The distinction i…

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