Pan African Centre for Research on Peace and Conflict Resolution (PACREP)

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History

July 1986, as Pan African Centre for Research on Peace, Development and Human Rights. Present name adopted 1997.

Aims

Promote and clarify an African perspective and carry out interdisciplinary research on peace; emphasize link between peace, development and human rights; sharpen relevant methodology, thus contributing to the international community of peace researchers.

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Activities

Promotes research in the African context in the following areas:

 • Open warfare and violence;

 • The refugee situation arising from open conflict and from acts of repression by ruling factions of politico-military leadership;

 • Military coups and the consequent instability of the governmental process and militarization of political decision-making;

 • Secession and the struggle for communal rights of ethnic and other cultural minorities arising from racial, ethnic and religious pluralism;

 • Hunger and famine;

 • Use of torture and other inhuman methods of repression as instruments of government;

 • Lack of attention to 'due process of law' in governmental judicial processes, especially reacting to opposition and dissent;

 • Racism, chauvinism and their accompanying prejudice and intolerance;

 • Militarization of land, sea, air and population arising from open violence and war, fear of violence or war and ideology equating the pursuit of development with warfare;

 • Causes and consequences of trends toward despotism in African politics;

 • Causes and consequences of external intervention in African conflict and potential conflict;

 • Consequences of external debt for peace and security;

 • Impact of desertification on conflict and cooperation among African countries, and between them and non-African powers;

 • Consequences of transnationalization of production on peace and security;

 • Obstacles to creation of a new international economic order;

 • Causes of armed conflict;

 • Conflict resolution;

 • Conflict mediation;

 • Globalization and its implications for Africa;

 • Environmental conflict in Africa.

Structure

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Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Research, Standards
    • Research
  • International Relations
    • Peacekeeping
  • Peace
    • Peace

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

E0694

Last News Received

26. Aug 1997
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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