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Operationalizing the Responsibility to Protect in the Context of Civilian Protection by UN Peacekeepers

Nasu, Hitoshi


This article examines how operationalizing the 'responsibility to protect' (R2P) concept may assist in defining the scope of civilian protection mandates for peacekeepers, which are ambiguously restricted by three caveats - 'imminent threat of physical violence', 'area of deployment' and 'capabilities'. It is argued that by restrictively interpreting civilian protection mandates in the light of R2P the limited resources of peacekeeping troops would be more effectively utilized to protect...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: International Peacekeeping
DOI: 10.1080/13533312.2011.588384


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