Protecting Civilians Through Peace Agreements Challenges and Lessons of the Darfur Peace Agreement

"Why do some peace processes succeed and others don’t? More particularly, why do some peace processes create conditions for the effective protection of civilians while others don’t? It is argued in this paper that one important aspect of the answer to this question is inadequate attention to the security aspects of peace processes and peace agreements, and in particular the development of a differentiated strategic approach to both short-term cessation of hostilities and stabilisation aspects and longer-term and sustainable approaches to the wider security sector arrangements in peace agreements."