swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of conflict prevention and conflict transformation.


14 July 2017
CAS Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials
Get insights in research and practice of civilian peacebuilding and broaden your skills to work in fragile contexts. This course provides a holistic understanding of civilian peacebuilding and is designed for practitioners and academics interested in connecting their experiences with conceptual and pratical knowledge on civilian peacebuilding. More information

13 July 2017
Working Paper 2 | 2017

Huma Haider's working paper entitled "Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Applying Conflict Sensitivity to Transitional Justice" explores the extent to which conflict sensitivity should be applied to transitional justice. Haider identifies tools and mecanisms that could bring conflict sensitivity into processes of transitional justice. Download the paper.

27 June 2017
Dealing with the Past & Conflict Transformation Course, 11-15 September
Finding a way to deal with a violent past is key for a lasting peace. This course at the University of Basel examines the potentials and challenges of designing and implementing dealing with the past processes. More information

15 June 2017
Annual Report 2016
Get insights into the activities of swisspeace in the year 2016. In this annual report, we are taking you to Myanmar, Tunisia and Colombia to present you our ongoing activities. In that way, we want to illustrate the «light-footprint approach», which guides our work at swisspeace. Read the report in English / German / French

(c) Kathrin Schulthess

20 May 2017
Award of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences
This Saturday, Julie Bernath was awarded the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences award for her published article "Complex Political Victims in the Aftermath of Mass Atrocity: Reflections from the Khmer Rouge Tribunal".

Latest publications

Sidonia Gabriel, Anna Leissing, 2017

Frieden? Menschenrechte? Oder doch das Geschäft?

In the framework of the NGO Platform's discussion of the coherence of the Swiss foreign policy we wrote a paper on Peace, Human Rights and Business (in German). The full report can be accessed here.

Stefan Bächtold, 2017

An eclipse of Myanmar’s civil society

Report for the Heinrich Böll Stiftung. Download English / German

Huma Haider, 2017

Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Applying Conflict Sensitivity to Transitional Justice

swisspeace Working Paper 2 | 2017, Januar 2017, ISBN 978-3-906841-05-2. Order / download.

Leben Moro, Martina Santschi, Rachel Gordon, Philip Dau and Daniel Maxwell, 2017

Statebuilding and legitimacy: experiences of South Sudan

SLRC Research Report. More information and download