The Protection of Civilians in International Law

Hardcover | May 14, 2016

EditorMarc Weller, Haidi Willmot, Ralph Mamiya

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The protection of civilians is a highly topical issue at the forefront of international discourse, and has taken a prominent role in many international deployments. It has been at the centre of debates on the NATO intervention in Libya, UN deployments in Darfur, South Sudan, and the DemocraticRepublic of the Congo, and on the failures of the international community in Sri Lanka and Syria. Variously described as a moral responsibility, a legal obligation, a mandated peacekeeping task, and the culmination of humanitarian activity, it has become a high-profile concern of governments,international organisations, and civil society, and a central issue in international peace and security. This book offers a multidisciplinary treatment of this important topic, harnessing perspectives from international law and international relations, traversing academia and practice. Moving from the historical and philosophical development of the civilian protection concept, through relevant bodiesof international law and normative underpinnings, and on to politics and practice, the volume presents coherent cross-cutting analysis of the realities of conflict and diplomacy. In doing so, it engages a series of current debates, including on the role of politics in what has often beencharacterized as a humanitarian endeavour, and the challenges and impacts of the use of force.The work brings together a wide array of eminent academics and respected practitioners, incorporating contributions from legal scholars and ethicists, political commentators, diplomats, UN officials, military commanders, development experts and humanitarian aid workers. As the most comprehensivepublication on the subject, this will be a first port of call for anyone studing or working towards a better protection of civilians in conflict.

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The protection of civilians is a highly topical issue at the forefront of international discourse, and has taken a prominent role in many international deployments. It has been at the centre of debates on the NATO intervention in Libya, UN deployments in Darfur, South Sudan, and the DemocraticRepublic of the Congo, and on the failures ...

Dr. Marc Weller is Professor of International Law and International Constitutional Studies in the University of Cambridge and the Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. Professor Weller has extensive experience in international high-level, high-stakes negotiations. He is a fully qualified and accredited mediator and...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:330 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:May 14, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019872926X

ISBN - 13:9780198729266

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IntroductionPart I Conceptual and Historical Foundations1. Hugo Slim: Civilians and War2. Ralph Mamiya and Conor Foley: Historial Evolution of the Protection of Civilians Concept3. Haidi Willmot: Theoretical Foundations of Collective Security and the Protection of Civilians4. Scott Sheeran and Catherine Kent: Conceptual Interactions: Protection of Civilians, Responsibility to Protect, and Humanitarian InterventionPart II Legal Framework5. Marc Weller: Protection of Civilians, Jus Ad Bellum, and the Use of Force6. Andrew Clapham: Protection of Civilians Under International Human Rights Law7. Kees Wouters: Protection of Civilians Under International Refugee Law8. Jamie Williamson: Protection of Civilians Under International Humanitarian Law9. Siobhan Wills: International Responsibility, Accountability, and Failure to Protect Civilians10. Mona Khalil: Legal Aspects of the Protection of Civilians in UN Field OperationsPart III Politics and Practice11. Richard Gowan: Protection Politics12. Ambassador Bruno Stagna Ugarte: Security Council Diplomacy and Protection13. Jean-Marie Guehenno: 'Measures' to Protect: Instruments for the Protection of Civilians14. Hon. Justice Ben Kioka and Lydia Wambugu: Protection of Civilians and the African Union15. Gen. Patrick Cammaert and Fiona Blyth: Using Force to Protect in UN Peacekeeping Operations16. Michael Keating and Richard Bennett: Protecting Through Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy17. Sara Pantuliano and Eva Svoboda: Humanitarian Protection18. Lise Grande and David Marshall: Building National Capacity to Protect