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The Blue Flame and the Gold Shield: Methodology, Challenges and Lessons Learned on Human Rights Training for Police: Francesca Marotta

Human Rights, Peace and Police Reform The integration of a human rights strategy and agenda in any international effort aimed at assisting national societies in the difficult transition from conflict to peace is crucial to the success of such efforts. History has repeatedly demonstrated the link between peace and human rights: where massive violations of human rights occur, conflict prevails. Lasting peace cannot be achieved without respect for human rights, and any effort to restore peace must incorporate efforts to promote and protect human rights. These are lessons of which the international community has become increasingly aware. In recognition of this, United Nations activities in support of post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction, both through peacekeeping operations and development assistance, have increasingly come to include human rights components and programmes.