OTPIC Officially Retired
As of December 2, 2005, the Online Training Program on Intractable Conflict (OTPIC) has been officially retired, and is no longer open to new registrations.
The successor to OTPIC is a course called Dealing Constructively with Intractable Conflicts (DCIC). The new curriculum is built around one of our major projects, Beyond Intractability, and offers a much more extensive and informative set of learning materials than that available through OTPIC.
International Online Training Program On Intractable Conflict
Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado, USA
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One form of external intervention are international observers who can observe elections and/or provide protective accompaniment for people who are likely victims of human rights abuses. Often human rights violations can be limited, just by focusing international attention on the problem. If likely targets are accompanied by people from other countries who will witness and report on any threats or attacks that occur, the attacker is likely to refrain from such actions. While they may simply turn to another target, if enough observers are present in the community and/or nation, it becomes difficult to hide from outside scrutiny and condemnation if human rights abuses continue to occur. More information about how this works is given in the examples below.
Links to Information about Protective Accompaniment and Election Observers
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Human Rights Abuses
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