Feb 2011

Reports explore impact of UK and EU legislation on mediation

Conciliation Resources has launched two new workshop reports on the impact of counter-terrorism legislation on mediation. UK law prohibits meetings with blacklisted armed groups unless the meeting is considered "genuinely benign”. The EU terrorist listings create political barriers to negotiation. Both discourage engagement with groups for peacebuilding purposes. The reports summarise recent discussions at Chatham House on UK legislation and the findings from a workshop on EU legislation, convened in Brussels by Conciliation Resources and Berghof Peace Support. Read the reports