Independent Commissions and Peace Settlements

  • Dawn WalshEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11795-5_88-1

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Definition

How do independent commissions operate in post-conflict societies? Commissions, which possess and exercise some specialized public authority but are neither directly elected nor directly managed by elected officials, are crucial elements of peace settlements as they are mandated to carry out vital tasks including monitoring ceasefires or overseeing elections (see chapter “ Post-conflict Elections”). The successful completion of such tasks is vital to the sustainability of peace accords. The use of independent commissions is not restricted to post-conflict contexts; rather they have been an increasing popular tool of governance in North America and across Europe. Such bodies
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    Possess and exercise some grant of specialized public authority, separate from that of other institutions.

     
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    Are neither directly elected by the people nor directly managed by elected officials. They exclude state...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University College DublinDublinIreland

Section editors and affiliations

  • Maria-Adriana Deiana
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  1. 1.Queen's University BelfastBelfastUK