Tuesday, 03 November 2015

New publication: BICC Annual Report 2015

Protracted civil wars, refugee movements and the shortage of natural resources have been central topics in the work of the peace and conflict research institute BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) in 2014/2015. BICC has also contributed to peacekeeping efforts in the prominent crisis region of the Sahel with its activities around the control of small arms. » more

Friday, 30 October 2015

New Publication “Voluntary Return of Refugees: Chances for Peace and Sustainable Development?”

By the end of 2014, 6.4 million refugees found themselves in protracted situations that have been in place for over five years, and numbers are rising. Could return be a solution to these protracted situations? In BICC Policy Brief 3\2015 Heidrun Bohnet and Markus Rudolf point out what issues should not be overlooked in the process of return as a possible solution for situations of protracted forced displacement. » more

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

International Conference “Networks of Organised Violence”

On 28 October, BICC conducted the one-day international academic conference “Networks of Organised Violence” in Bonn. The aim of this conference was to view current dynamics of networks of organised violence from different academic angles and to discuss various methodological approaches. » more

AU-Germany high-level meeting on small arms control in the greater Sahel

On 16 October 2015, a “High-Level Meeting for the African Union–Germany Project on Enhanced Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Control and Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) in the Greater Sahel” was held at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. » more

Arms marking and registration training in Khartoum

In collaboration with the Sudan DDR Commission and the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID), BICC held a four-day training on arms marking and registration in Khartoum, Sudan. From 11-14 October twenty-five participants from the five states of Darfur took part in a training provided by two trainers of the Regional Center on Small Arms (RECSA). The trainees were officers from the CID and the Sudan DDR Commission in Darfur. » more

New Publications

Heinke, S. (Ed.) (2015). Annual Report 2015. Bonn: BICC.

Bohnet, H. & Rudolf, M. (2015). Voluntary Return of Refugees: Chances for Peace and Sustainable Development? (Policy Brief 3) Bonn: BICC.

BICC in the Media

"Rohstoffe: Der Fluch der knappen Güter" (in German), Marie Müller-Koné at the TV Talkshow "scobel" at 3sat, 19 November 2015

"Was können wir tun gegen den Islamistischen Staat?" (in German), Express.de, 16 November 2015

"Sanktionen gegen Russland- Wie Europas Rüstungsindustrie damit umgeht" (mp3, in German), NDR info, Streitkräfte und Strategien, 14 November 2015

"Unternehmerische Sorgfaltspflichten bezüglich Konfliktregionen auf dem Prüfstand" (in German), Business & Human Rights Resource Center, 13 November 2015

"Håbløs fremtidsudsigt sender afghanere på flugt til Europa" (in Danish), information.dk, 9 November 2015


"Afghanistan, das sichere Herkunftsland" Interview with Conrad Schetter (in German), in hr2, 9 November 2015

"EU gegen Rohstoffe, die Kriege finanzieren" Interview with Marie Müller-Koné (in German), in ORF1, 20 October 2015


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