Strategies for building awareness for the potential of peace education in Cameroon Ben Oru Mforndip
Special Report
Has Democracy Enhanced Development in Africa? Conrad John Masabo
Permanent Emergency Powers in France: The ‘Law to Strengthen Internal Security and the Fight Against Terrorism’ and the Protection of Human Rights Lena Muhs
Women’s Political Representation in Sri Lanka: Leading towards Prosperity or Peril Pujika Rathnayake
Lack of empathy as a threat to peace Victoria Scheyer
Comment II
The death of democracy in Honduras Daniel Bagheri S.
Berta Vive Daniel Bagheri Sarvestani
The Persons Who Changed the Lives of Terrorists and Criminals Surya Nath Prasad

Teaching Peace from Tales of the City: Peace Education through the Memoryscapes of Nagasaki Patporn Phoothong
Special Report
Reflections of Refugees in Africa Wyclife Ong'eta Mose
Challenges and prospects of AU to implement the Ezulwini Consensus: The case of collective security and the use of force Tunamsifu Shirambere Philippe
The Right to Food Shant Melkonian
Freedom of Expression Under Threat in Zambia Mariateresa Garrido
Douglas Janoff on LGBTQIA Human Rights Luciana Téllez
Common Things: Communication, Community, Communal Peacebuilding Lina Patricia Forero Martínez
The political Crisis of the 2017 Honduran Election Daniel Bagheri S.
Research Summary
Water Security in the Sixaola River Basin Adrián Martinez Blanco and Diana Ubico Durán
Reborn Arunima Chouguley
An Open Letter to the American People: Political Responsibility in the Nuclear Age Richard Falk, David Krieger, and Robert Laney


  • Permanent Emergency Powers in France: The ‘Law to Strengthen Internal Security and the Fight Against Terrorism’ and the Protection of Human Rights 01/22/2018
    On November 1, 2017, France introduced a new Counter-Terrorism Law ending a two-year state of emergency and making many of the exceptional measures taken under the state of emergency permanent law. Taking into account past practices of ethnic profiling displayed by the French police, the passing of the law constitutes a worrisome development and raises a number of concerns about France’s compliance with its human rights obligations. The paper discussed these implications of the new law in the wider context of counter-terrorism trends. Keywords: counter-terrorism, ethnic profiling, human rights, state of emergency

  • Freedom of Expression Under Threat in Zambia 08/14/2016
    This article presents a general overview of Zambia's media situation, and discusses Zambia's obligation to protect the right to freedom of expression within the context of the 2016 presidential election. In the end, it calls for the observance of its international commitments.

  • Land of the Golden Pagodas: Checking in on Myanmar’s Peace Process 04/14/2016
    Monica Paniagua reports on her recent trip to Myanmar to support the ongoing peace process. In this article, she also reflects on the still-troubling human rights situation in the country and the recent economic and political changes that continue to be a source of cautious optimism.

  • The Systems View of Life: A Science for Sustainable Living 03/28/2015
    This is the full transcript of Dr Fritjof Capra's keynote address at the International Forum organized by Earth Charter International and the University for Peace on the theme of "Finding Synergies and Building Bridges: Reorienting Education towards Sustainable Development, Sustainable Consumption, and Global Citizenship" held in Costa Rica on March 20, 2015, under the framework of the UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development and the Earth Charter.

  • Voices from Syria 10/10/2014
    In light of intensifying military actions in Iraq and Syria, Keith Gentry reflects on his recent visit to the Turkish-Syrian border and the many Syrian refugees he met. This article offers to share some of their stories.

  • Playing God with pipettes: The ethics and implications of sex-selection technology in the United States 07/10/2014
    How does sex-selection technology challenge our understandings of personal agency, gender relations, and family structures? And how do the ethical implications of this technology fit with the intersecting dynamic of class and gender in the United States? Christen Kramer asks these questions and more in a provocative consideration of "family balancing".

  • Reconciliation…One More Time! 07/01/2013
    Abukar Arman argues for a meaningful national reconciliation strategy in Somalia -- not led by the government, any foreign government, or special interest group, but by the Somali people themselves.

  • Somalia and the Slippery Slope of Jubbaland 05/21/2013
    Abukar Arman discusses the political crisis in Jubbaland in terms of the Somalian government's reaction, the potential of the crisis to trigger further unrest, and the complicating role of kenyan and Ethiopian troops.

  • Fragments of the Iraq War Ten Years Later: International Law, Constitutional Law, and Erga Omnes 04/18/2013
    Ten years after the US invasion of Iraq, Professor of International Law and Vice President of IALANA Dr Kenji Urata discusses some of the literary fragments we are left with, including attempts to justify preemptive war, domestic assertions that a foreign nation should be "liberated", reassertions of American exceptionalism, and the emergence of universal jurisdiction and global constitutionalism.

  • One Billion Rising, and more 03/08/2013
    Tags: Civil rights, Economic justice, Europe, Gender and sexuality, Hate crimes, India, Street theater, Women's rights