Peace

5 12 2016

Ending residual paramilitary domination in Northern Ireland

By | 5 December 2016|Categories: Peace, Posts, Restorative Justice, War|Tags: , , |

John recently co-wrote a paper with Kirsty Campbell (St Andrews University) and Derick Wilson (Ulster University) called Ending residual paramilitary domination in Northern Ireland? Restorative economic and social inclusion strategies.

The paper considers options for  dismantling residual pockets of paramilitary domination and draws insights from restorative justice and complexity theory. It places Northern Ireland as […]

27 09 2016

Intimate Histories of War

By | 27 September 2016|Categories: Peace, War, War crimes|Tags: , |

This is a week of Braithwaite family remembrance of the suffering of war

Dr Brendan Nelson, at the Australian War Memorial on 28 September, will launch my brother Dick’s splendid book on the Sandakan Death March that took the life of our mother’s first husband, Wal Blatch. Our father Dick Braithwaite was one of six Death […]

18 07 2016

Compassion as a value in security sector reform and counterterrorism

By | 18 July 2016|Categories: Counterterrorism, Crime, Peace, War|Tags: , , , |

The images in this news story  and towards the end of this video reveal in an inspiring way that compassion is a critical virtue for the security sector in times of crisis.

There were also reports of a Turkish soldier beheaded by a mob. But many more of unarmed citizens peacefully, firmly […]

6 07 2016

Northern Ireland: duty of hope

By | 6 July 2016|Categories: Peace, Restorative Community, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice, War|Tags: , , , , , , |

Over nine days in late May-June 2016, Derick Wilson, Kirsty Campbell and John Braithwaite had thirty meetings with diverse public, political, civic and community organisations in Belfast, Dublin, Derry and Ballycastle. These meetings were hosted by two reconciliation charities, the Understanding Conflict Trust and the Corrymeela Community on the theme of ‘The Politics of Hope and […]