Justice and security

Exploring the links between experiences of injustice and violent conflict

Secretariat of the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law

Experiences of injustice increase the risk of driving violent behaviours. Therefore focussing on understanding and addressing people’s experiences of injustice, as opposed to merely its dispensation, could have a significant bearing on peace and conflict. Furthermore, thinking of injustice as a multi-stakeholder problem to be solved opens up a vast array of policy and programming options to tailor work on peace and justice issues to each context. 

To continue these discussions, which were kickstarted with our blog series with Saferworld, an interactive session took place comprising international participants spanning the fields of - among others, behavioral economics, human rights, security, justice, media, peacebuilding, gender, urban planning, and climate change to think about creative ways to work on peace and justice. Check out how their contributions have influenced this policy brief.

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