Policy Briefs (38)

The Implementation Gap of the Regional Integration Agenda in SADC
(Policy Brief No. 37)

cover polbrief vol37This CCR policy brief emanates from a policy advisory group seminar held in Cape Town, from 15 to 16 May 2017. The meeting reflected critically on the challenges of, and prospects for, regional integration in Southern Africa; and assessed the implementation gap of its policies and protocols for its 15 member states with a view to accelerating regional implementation of SADC's policies and protocols and to identify strategies for strengthening the capacity of national partners in furtherance of regional integration. The seminar was hosted by CCR and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Strengthening National-Regional Linkages in SADC (SNRL) Programme in Gaborone.

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Posted to the Web: 9 September 2017

Africa and South Africa on the Right to Protection, the ICC, and UNSC Resolution 1325
(Policy Brief No. 38)

cover polbrief vol38This CCR policy brief is based on three public dialogues held in Cape Town on "The International Criminal Court (ICC) and Africa: Friend or Foe?" on 22 February 2017; on "South Africa and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P): Principles vs. Interests" on 30 March 2017; and on "Promoting Women’s Rights: Implementing United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1325 in South Africa" on 25 May 2017. The meetings were hosted by CCR and the Johannesburg-based Foundation for Human Rights (FHR).

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Posted to the Web: 7 August 2017

Promoting Dialogue on South Africa's Regional Integration Role in Southern Africa
(Policy Brief No. 36)

cover polbrief vol36This CCR policy brief is based on two public dialogues held in Cape Town on 22 March 2017 on "South Africa's Corporate Expansion in Southern Africa", and on 4 May 2017 on "Powerful Trade Unions: South African Drivers of Regional Economic Growth?". The meetings were hosted by CCR and the Johannesburg-based Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES).

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Posted to the Web: 6 July 2017

Building Peace in South Sudan: Progress, Problems, and Prospects
(Policy Brief No. 35)

cover polbrief vol35This CCR policy brief is based on a policy advisory group seminar held in Cape Town from 14 to 15 December 2016. The meeting brought together about 30 key policymakers, academics, and civil society actors to reflect critically upon the challenges of, and prospects for, peacebuilding in South Sudan; and to examine the role of major actors in supporting local and national peace processes.

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Posted to the Web: 21 June 2017

Africa and External Actors
(Policy Brief No. 34)

cover polbrief vol34This CCR policy brief is based on a policy research seminar held in Cape Town from 24 to 25 August 2016. The meeting brought together about 30 key scholars, policymakers, and civil society activists, and examined Africa's relations with eight key bilateral actors or blocs and six major multilateral actors, assessing progress made in the continent's efforts to increase its leverage in global politics through engagement with external actors.

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Posted to the Web: 13 December 2016

The Peacebuilding Role of Civil Society in South Sudan
(Policy Brief No. 33)

cover polbrief vol33This CCR policy brief is based on a policy advisory group seminar held in Tshwane (Pretoria) from 11 to 12 December 2015. The meeting brought together about 30 key — mainly South Sudanese — civil society activists and scholars, as well as senior officials from South Africa and major external organisations, including the African Union and the United Nations to reflect critically on the record of, and prospects for, civil society in peacemaking and peacebuilding efforts in South Sudan.

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Posted to the Web: 29 November 2016

War and Peace in the Great Lakes Region
(Policy Brief No. 32)

cover polbrief vol32 This CCR policy brief is based on a policy research seminar held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 19 to 20 March 2016. The meeting brought together about 30 prominent African and Western policymakers, scholars, and civil society activists to assess the major obstacles to peace and security in the Great Lakes, and considered seven broad themes: Security and Governance in the Great Lakes Region; the cases of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); Burundi; Rwanda; and Uganda; as well as the role of the United Nations; and that of the European Union, in the Great Lakes.

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Posted to the Web: 30 September 2016

South Africa in Africa: The Dilemmas of Foreign Policy and Human Rights
(Policy Brief No. 31)

cover polbrief vol31This CCR policy brief is based on two public dialogues in Cape Town on 11 April 2016 on "South Africa in Africa: National Interest Versus Human Rights?", and on 30 June 2016 on "South Africa in Southern Africa: 'Good Governance' Versus Regional Solidarity?" The meetings were hosted by CCR and the Johannesburg-based Foundation for Human Rights (FHR).

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Posted to the Web: 29 September 2016

South Africa, the ICC, and the UN Human Rights Council
(Policy Brief No. 30)

cover polbrief vol30This CCR policy brief is based on two public dialogues in Cape Town on 24 February 2016 on "South Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC)", and on 31 March 2016 on "South Africa and the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council". The meetings were hosted by CCR and the Johannesburg-based Foundation for Human Rights (FHR).

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Posted to the Web: 2 September 2016

The African Union: Regional and Global Challenges
(Policy Brief No. 29)

cover polbrief vol29This CCR policy brief is based on a policy research seminar held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 27 to 29 April 2016. The meeting was convened with about 30 prominent African, Asian, and Western policymakers, scholars, and civil society actors to reflect critically on the historical mission, progress, problems, and prospects of the African Union in a changing regional and global environment.

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Posted to the Web: 13 July 2016

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