The Swiss Peace Foundation is a practice-oriented peace research institute. We analyze the causes of violent conflicts and develop strategies for their peaceful transformation.


08 September 2014
Upcoming swisspeace Academy training event
Conflict Prevention & Early Warning Course
will take place on 10-14 November in Basel. Register by 15 October. More info

04-05 September 2014
Expert Workshop in Geneva on
Archives in the Context of the Right to Know
The swisspeace “Archives and Dealing with the Past” Project, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence and the ICRC co-organised this guiding workshop.

02 September 2014
Radio interview with swisspeace director Laurent Goetschel on
The current situation in Ukraine


22 August 2014
Watch the expert interview with Ferdinand Habsburg-Lothringen on
Transitional Justice in South Sudan



New Publications

Jürgen Kräftner und Cécile Druey, 2014

Die Folgen des Maidan-Aufstandes

In: Friedenszeitung 10/2014: 14-17. Link.

Sidonia Gabriel, 2014

Human Rights and Peacebuilding

In: M. Nowak, U. Werther-Pietsch (ed.). All Human Rights for All. Vienna Guidebook on Peaceful and Inclusive Societies. Graz, Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag: 89-99. Link.

Sara Hellmüller, 2014

République démocratique du Congo. Une lueur d’espoir ?

in: Diplomatie, Nr. 69/2014: 8-12. Link.

Elizabeth Shelley, 2014

Canadian Reconciliation in an International Context

swisspeace Working Paper, 6|2014, August 2014, ISBN 978-3-908230-94-6. Order / download.