An interpretative report by Rouzbeh Pirouz, Zoe Nautre
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In October 2004, the Civility Programme at the Foreign Policy Centre held a three day retreat at Ditchley Park to elucidate the views of selected Iraqi civil society representatives on the re-establishment of security, the rule of law and institutional reform.
This report provides a summary of the retreat discussions and provides some comment on the claims and concerns of the participants. It endeavours to examine the broader social environment, which is vital to understanding what stands in the way between Iraqi's and democracy, and most importantly what can be done to overcome such challenges.