Workshop on Ethical Issues in Peace Negotiations and Mediation

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14 September 2021

Workshop on Ethical Issues in Peace Negotiations and Mediation

​On 9-10 September 2021, around 20 researchers met for a hybrid online-offline workshop to share their research on specific cases of ethical issues in peace negotiations and mediation. The workshop was part of the PRIO project 'On Fair Terms: The Ethics of Peace Negotiations and Mediation' (FAIR) and included both PRIO researchers and researchers from across the world. 

​Participants presented their analyses of ethical issues that have taken place in peace negotiations and mediation in the Afghanistan, Mali, Guatemala, Syria, Iran, Colombia, South Sudan, Israel-Palestine and Western Sahara processes. 

The FAIR project seeks to answer what are the main ethical problems inherent in peace negotiations, and what makes peace negotiations fair? One part of answering this question is to use concrete empirical case studies. The two-day workshop was a first step in exploring these case studies together. The findings of this work will be presented in case briefs published early next year.