Peace Agreements or Pieces of Paper: UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and Peace Negotiations and Agreements

12 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2011 Last revised: 10 Apr 2011

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Christine Bell

University of Edinburgh - School of Law

Catherine O'Rourke

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute

Date Written: March 9, 2011

Abstract

On the 31 October 2000 UNSC Resolution 1325 was adopted. The resolution provided for a range of measures aimed at the inclusion of women in the prevention, management and resolution of conflict. In particular, several of the resolution’s provisions addressed the role of women and gender in peace negotiations and agreements. This article examines whether and how Resolution 1325 has impacted on the drafting of peace agreements. We analyse explicit references to women and gender in peace agreements from 1990 to 2010, providing a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the extent to which women and gender are addressed.

Keywords: peace agreements, women, peace negotiations, UNSCR 1325

Suggested Citation

Bell, Christine and O'Rourke, Catherine, Peace Agreements or Pieces of Paper: UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and Peace Negotiations and Agreements (March 9, 2011). Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 11-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1781990 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1781990

Christine Bell (Contact Author)

University of Edinburgh - School of Law ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/staff/christinebell/

Catherine O'Rourke

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute ( email )

Shore Road
Newtownabbey, County Antrim BT37 OQB
Northern Ireland

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