In April 2017, the Institut Superieur de Developpement Rural de Bukavu, a local NGO, based in South Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, published a special issue on the provision of justice for displaced populations in the DRC. This journal was the culmination of a two-year project funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and administered by NWO/WOTRO in collaboration with the Security and Rule of Law Knowledge Platform. The research, which informed the nine chapters, was conducted between October 2014 and October 2016 through a partnership between Ghent University, the Social Science Research Council, ISDR, and local partners in the DRC: ApRU, SAIPED, ISDR, Groupe Jérémie, IFDP.
SSRC’s Tatiana Carayannis (Director of the Understanding Violent Conflict Initiative), Aaron Pangburn (Program Manager of the Understanding Violent Conflict Initiative) and Mignonne Fowlis (formally of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum) co-authored many of the published studies based upon their desk research and fieldwork in Nord-Ubangi province.
The full published French copy is available for download. A brief English policy note explaining some of the key lessons of the project can be found here.