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Enhancing Civilian Protection in Peace Operations: Insights From Africa

Title:
Enhancing Civilian Protection in Peace Operations: Insights From Africa
Format:
Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
008-020-01644-6
ISBN:
9780160937286
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Excerpt from Enhancing Civilian Protection in Peace Operations: Insights from Africa:

“The protection of civilians is a critical issue in African security. Nearly 600,000 civilians in 27 African countries have been massacred in the past two decades. Tens of millions more have been killed in battles, displaced, or perished from indirect causes of such attacks and the continent’s armed conflicts. Not only are civilians the main victims of Africa’s wars, but also an increasing number of United Nations (UN) Security Council resolutions have called upon peacekeepers to protect them. For many, civilian protection is the very essence of peacekeeping. This is a driving rationale behind the unanimously endorsed and UN-mandated ‘responsibility to protect’ principle— the idea that governments have a responsibility to prevent and curtail genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and ethnic cleansing. Civilian protection is also a crucial part of forging durable political settlements because any peace agreement that tolerates continued violence against civilians will not provide a solid foundation on which to build legitimate governance structures.”

This publication addresses challenges to protecting civilians in Africa’s war zones from violence, examples of previous peace operations and some lessons learned that could be applied in this situation, how civilian protection policies might be enhanced, suggested policies to implement, and more.

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Audience

This publication would benefit members of of the federal government and Congress; and networks of African, American, European, and international military and civilian leaders involved in trying to implement civilian protection policies in Africa's war zones.  In addition, students engaged in studying genocide, conflicts and wars in Africa, and U.S./international involvement with African countries may be interested in this work.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$15.00
International Price:
$21.00
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Author:
  • Williams, Paul D.
Year/Pages:
2010: 72 p.
Notes:
This book was originally ordered with the title: U.S. Security Engagement in Africa. GPO is not planning to sell that title.
Key Phrases:
  • Africa
  • Civilian Protection in Peace Operations: Insights From Africa
Weight:
0.375
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Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
02/13/2017
Last Status Update:
06/08/2017
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