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Peace agreements or pieces of paper? The impact of UNSC Resolution 1325 on peace processes and their agreements.

Bell, Christine
June 4, 2015

Source: (2010) International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 59:941-980.

On the 31 October 2000 UNSC Resolution 1325 was adopted. The
resolution provided for a range of measures aimed at the inclusion of women
in the prevention, management and resolution of conflict. In particular,
several of the resolution’s provisions addressed the role of women and
gender in peace negotiations and agreements. This article examines whether
and how Resolution 1325 has impacted on the drafting of peace agreements.
We analyse explicit references to women and gender in peace agreements
from 1990 to 2010, providing a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the
extent to which women and gender are addressed. We conclude by using our
findings and analysis to address the relationship of feminist intervention to
international law, and debates around the strategies and trade-offs which
underlie feminist promotion and use of UN Security Council Resolutions in
particular. (author’s abstract)


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