Briefing Paper

When Elections become a Curse Redressing Electoral Violence in Africa

“This Policy Brief analyses the causes and patterns of election-related violence, interrogates the links between elections and conflict and their consequences, and considers the extent and context of
electoral violence. In addition, it sets out the roles of intergovernmental institutions and international organisations and assesses the degree to which their work contributes to developing strategies to prevent and mitigate election-related violence. Finally the brief offers policy recommendations and
conclusions emanating from the symposium.”