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


Tunisia: office of the Truth and Dignity Commission

03 May 2016
The President of the Instance de Vérité et Dignité of Tunisia to speak at swisspeace
Sihem Bensedrine will discuss the challenges and opportunities for transitional justice and dealing with the past in Tunisia on 10 May from 9:30 to 11:00 at swisspeace in Bern. Registration.

Working Paper: Promoting Conflict-Sensitive Business Activity during Peacebuilding

28 April 2016
New swisspeace Working Paper on
Business & Peace
Jolyon Ford examines the relationship between policies promoting private sector investment and growth, and policies consolidating peace. Thereby he focuses on conflict-sensitive business activity. Read working paper.

View of Bagan in Myanmar, a country still affected by armed conflits

22 April 2016
Register now for the Summer School: Myanmar - Lessons for Peace & Conflict
How can peace and conflict studies contribute to understanding the conflict dynamics in Myanmar, and how can lessons drawn from the context advance academic research? Details. Apply.

Mediation internship at swisspeace

21 April 2016
6-month internship at the swisspeace Mediation Program
swisspeace is looking for an intern to support its work on Myanmar, Syria, gender & mediation as well as other mediation activities. Starting date: 1 July 2016 or by agreement. Job details.

Street are in Sanaa. Copyright: Getty Images, 2015

20 April 2016
Register now for the CAS in Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials
This course provides a holistic understanding of civilian peacebuilding  and is designed for practitioners and academics interested in bridging their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge. Details. Apply.



Latest publications

Jolyon Ford, 2016

Promoting Conflict-Sensitive Business Activity during Peacebuilding

swisspeace Working Paper, 1 | 2016, April 2016, ISBN 978-3-908230-99-1. Order / download.

Natascha Cerny Ehtesham, Laurent Goetschel, 2016

Civil Society in the OSCE: From Human Rights Advocacy to Peacebuilding

In: Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (ed), Yearbook on the Organization for Security and Coperation in Europe (OSCE). Hamburg: University of Hamburg / IFSH. Link.

Briony Jones, Ingrid Oliveira, 2016

Truth Commission Archives as New Democratic Spaces

In: Journal of Human Rights Practice, Vol. 8 (1): 6-24.

Elisabeth Baumgartner, Brandon Hamber, Briony Jones, Gráinne Kelly, Ingrid Oliveira, 2016

Introduction: Documentation, Human Rights and Transitional Justice

In: Journal of Human Rights Practice, Vol. 8 (1): 1-5.