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The Ukraine Peace Project is part of the Cambridge Initiative on Peace Settlements (CIPS).

CIPS supports conflict parties and mediators in developing pathways towards peace. The initiative aims to demonstrate that a peace settlement is not in fact beyond reach, and to highlight options that the parties can explore to address principal conflict issues. It is unique - it brings to bear specialist, often legal expertise, to a variety of apparently intractable conflicts around the globe.

CIPS draws on the experience of Professor Marc Weller, who has successfully served as a Senior Mediation Expert for the United Nations, Mediation Policy Reviewer for the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, and Senior Legal Advisor in a number of major peace negotiations. He has worked with the late Kofi Annan, Lakhdar Brahimi, Jamal Benomar, Staffan de Mistura, and many others. Cases covered by him, and his Cambridge team, include the independence of Kosovo and South Sudan, the negotiations for Darfur (Western Sudan), leading to the Doha Peace Agreement, the drafting of the 2011 GCC peace agreement for Yemen, and situations in Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Myanmar, Somalia, Eritrea, Libya, and many others. The work of the Cambridge team has been recognised with major academic prizes, including the 2017 ASIL Jus Gentium Award for the Language of Peace web resource, and the University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor’s Award for Impact. Professor Weller is also the recipient of the 2014 Halsbury Award for stellar work combining scholarship and legal practice.


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