Just Intervention? Between R2P and Prohibition of Force

On the 16th of October 2017, the IIP organised a conference and book presentation on the topic "Just Intervention? Between R2P and Prohibition of Force". The book consists of 16 articles from different authors and disciplines. Questions like:

- Which intentions are eventually leading to an armed intervention and on which theoretical and judicial basis is it exercised?

- Who is realizing them and which purposes are behind them?

- When is an intervention seen as efficient and effective and sustainable?

- Which role did Europe have in this regard and is there a difference between legality and legitimacy in international relations?

have been discussed.

You can find more about the book here

The Videos of the conference are available below

Panel I

with Hannes Swoboda, Angela Kane, Ursula Werther-Pietsch, Heinz Gärtner and Stephanie Fenkart (moderator)

Panel II

with Alexander Nikitin, Matthias Dembinski, Ralph Janik, Jan Willem Honig, Markus Gauster and Stephanie Fenkart (moderator)

 

 

Recommendations to the AU-EU Summit in Abidjan in November 2017

With the world’s largest population under 18, Africa is the world’s youngest continent. While this generation between 15 and 30 years holds a lot of potential, it is also faced with a lot of challenges. Unemployment, poor living conditions, famines, consequences of climate change, terror and armed conflicts, are circumstances that make building a future for on eself or a family unstable, unpredictable, unsafe. Where people suffer from such problems, the situation gives rise to the youth seeking a betterfuture –the central question being, how and where they can find it.

The 4th NOW-conference, organised by NOW and the International Institute for Peace in Kampala, brought together participants from more than 10 Sub‐Sahara African countries, European experts, politicians, refugees and young activists. During the three days of conference we jointly discussed the situation and perspectives of the African youth, migrants and refugees, with the intention to listen and learn. Key findings and recommendations will be published for the 5th EU‐Africa Summit in Côte d’Ivoire. All attendees actively took part in working sessions and they are willing to promote their ideas and conclusions of this conference in the upcoming months to influence the deliberations and outcomes of the EU-AU summit.

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Migration in and out of Africa

Migration in and out of Africa

To speak about Africa and specifically about African migration is in danger of neglecting the many differences and the diversity of that huge continent and its – growing – population. Migration is not migration, there are many reasons and motivations for people, especially young people to decide to emigrate. Sometimes migration is based on individual decisions, sometimes it is a family decision to send the young abroad to gain remittances or to give the younger a chance he or she never would have at home. Some times migration decisions are taken in order to adapt to changed and detrimental environment, in other cases it has a transformative character. People want to shape their lives and improve their standard of living. In any case outside conditions are mostly intermingled with individual and family decisions. There are many factors and reasons, -young- people decide to take the risk of emigration.

Changemakers in the Eastern Neighbourhood/ ODESSA

Changemakers in the Eastern Neighbourhood/ ODESSA

The International Institute for Peace, already since many years, is cooperating with the Center for International and European Studies of the Kadir Has University in Istanbul on its annualy International Neighbourhood Symposium. This year it took place in Odessa / Ukraine because Istanbul unfortunately became rather unattractive due to its internal political situation since the coup d'etat in 2016 and because of the rise of terrorist activities and attacks. Another reason, however, was also to foster cooperation with other organisations in the region, this time with Ukraine Analytika and Ukrainian Prism, two organisations dealing with Ukranian Foreign Policy.