Journal of International Peacekeeping 13 (2009) 356–382 brill.nl/joup J O U P © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/187541009X12463418050777 * ) Evelyne Schmid is a PhD student in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Th e author would like to thank Prof. Ian Johnstone of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Dr. Hugo Slim, Director of Corporates Re-Focusing on Protecting Civilians’ Basic Safety and Why We Need to Know Why People Kill: On the Latest Reports of the Secretary-General on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conﬂ ict Evelyne Schmid * Th e Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Rue de Lausanne 132, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland evelyne.schmid@ graduateinstitute.ch Abstract Th e concept of protection of civilians in armed conﬂ ict and the respective roles of peace opera- tions and other actors have not been conclusively deﬁ ned. Th is article considers the Secretary- General’s latest reports on protection, in particular the two most recent ones (29 May 2009 and 28 October 2007). Th e author argues that the understanding of eﬀ ective protection strategies should be informed by a diagnosis of the warring parties’ motivations to use deliberate
Journal of International Peacekeeping – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2009
Keywords: PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN ARMED CONFL ICT; PEACE OPERATIONS; SECRETARY-GENERAL; HUMANITARIAN LAW; INTERNATIONAL LAW; UNITED NATIONS; NON-COMPLIANCE; SECURITY COUNCIL
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