Quick Guides

For over 20 years, PILPG has been deeply engaged in the negotiation of peace agreements, the drafting of post-conflict constitutions, the operation of war crimes tribunals, and the development of transitional justice processes.  During this period, PILPG has developed a vast collection of documents on these topics, such as in-depth legal analyses on specific elements of transitional justice and peace agreements.  PILPG is undertaking an effort to repurpose these documents into new “Quick Guides” for civil society, women, youth, and other disenfranchised groups to use in their efforts to forge sustainable peace in their respective nations.  PILPG’s “Quick Guides” are intended to provide these groups with a basic understanding of subjects ranging from drafting ceasefires to providing for women’s rights in peace agreements.

PILPG has arranged the Quick Guides and other resource materials on this website to track our three practice areas: peace agreements, post-conflict constitution drafting, and transitional justice.  Each section may contain comprehensive handbooks, core elements Quick Guides (presenting the major elements of the subject area), and comparative state practice Quick Guides (comparing and analyzing state practice on the subject area), as well as negotiation simulations and decision trees.

Peace Agreements

Transitional Government

Syria Transitional Government Simulation

Power Sharing

Sri Lanka Negotiation Simulation

Political Devolution


Electoral Systems

Natural Resources



Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration

Security Sector Reform

Minority Rights

Women's Rights

Displaced Persons

Upcoming Topics

Finanical Matters

Property Restitution

Victim Compensation


Post-Conflict Constitution Drafting

National Political Dialogues

Selecting a State Structure and Devolving Power

Creating a Judiciary System

Building an Electoral System

International Legal Obligations

Protecting Human Rights

Protecting Minority Rights

Protecting Women's Rights

Customary Legal Systems

Upcoming Topics

Preamble and Basic Principles

Structuring the Executive Branch

Designing the Legislature

Financial Matters and Central Bank

Defense and Security

Role of Religion in Government

Protecting and Regulating Natural Resources

Extraordinary Measures (State of Emergency, Amending the Constitution)

Transitional Justice


Domestic Prosecutions

Alternative Justice Systems


Upcoming Topics

Hybrid Tribunals

International Tribunals

International Criminal Court

Truth Seeking

Alternative Justice Systems

Upcoming Topics

Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

Commissions of Inquiry and Fact-Finding Missions

Institutional Reform

Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration

Security Sector Reform

Upcoming Topics



Establishment of a Legal Framework


Upcoming Topics





Satisfaction and Memorialization