Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 06/2009

Just peace? Peacebuilding and rule of law in Africa: Lessons for policymakers

Chandra Lekha Sriram, Olga Martin-Ortega, Johanna Herman

September 2009

Centre on Human Rights in Conflict


This policy paper encapsulates the key findings of a research project undertaken by the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict (CHRC) of the University of East London School of Law on rule of law in African countries emerging from violent conflict, funded by the British Academy. The CHRC commissioned a range of experts and practitioners from around the world to examine and assess contemporary international efforts at promoting rule of law reform in peacebuilding operations and development assistance.