The politics of practice in justice and security programming

6 - 7 November 2012

This expert meeting explored how to translate policy into practice in the justice and security sectors in fragile and conflict-affected states.

This meeting was followed by a public event on 6-7 November 2012 which had the objective of interrogating some of the key questions that underpin the international agenda on justice and security sector reform in transitional settings.

This meeting had two main objectives:
  1. To interrogate some of the substantive issues that have been the object of debate in recent strategic thinking on security and justice in PB/SB efforts, and unpack what the implications are for the practical purposes in country level programming.
  2. To focus on what it means for the international community to redirect its efforts from top-down more technical approaches to more politically informed and context sensitive approaches to programming.