Building Peace in Permanent War:
Counterterrorism Laws and Constraints on Peacebuilding
Five Years after Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project
Wednesday, June 24
Vicki Sentas, Lecturer in Law, University of New South Wales
Louis Boon-Kuo, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney
Lisa Schirch, Professor of Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University and Director of Human Security, Alliance for Peacebuilding
Dr. Tomicah Tillemann, former U.S. State Dept. Senior Advisory for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies, currently with the New America Foundation
The groundbreaking report, Building Peace in Permanent War, Terrorist Listing and Conflict Transformation, provides empirical data on how counterterrorism legislation has affected peacebuilding practice at the local and international level.
Co-authors Vicki Sentas and Louise Boon-Kuo will discuss their report in a webinar, with commentary from U.S. peacebuilding expert Lisa Schirch. The report concludes that there is a “growing consensus that laws prohibiting support to listed entities have contributed to a ‘shrinking space’ for those seeking to establish the conditions conducive to peace.” To read the report online, go to http://www.tni.org/sites/www.tni.org/files/download/building_peace_in_permanent_war_feb_2015_-_for_circ.pdf.