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Protecting Civilians: The Obligations of Peacekeepers

Siobhán Wills

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199533879
eISBN:
9780191714801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533879.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This book examines the obligations of peacekeepers and other multi-national forces to prevent serious abuses of human rights towards civilians under international humanitarian law and international ... More


Introduction

Thorsten Benner, Stephan Mergenthaler, and Philipp Rotmann

in The New World of UN Peace Operations: Learning to Build Peace?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199594887
eISBN:
9780191729065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594887.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The opening chapter starts by presenting the empirical and theoretical motivations. Empirically, it introduces the ‘learning challenge’ in contemporary UN peace operations, in many ways the UN's ... More


Historical Review of Civilian Protection by UN Peacekeepers

Siobhán Wills

in Protecting Civilians: The Obligations of Peacekeepers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199533879
eISBN:
9780191714801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533879.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter explores the extent to which historically there has been an expectation on the part of the UN, the international community, and local communities that peacekeepers have some obligation ... More


The Extent to which Peacekeeping and other Multi-national Forces have a General ‘Responsibility to Protect’ under International Humanitarian Law

Siobhán Wills

in Protecting Civilians: The Obligations of Peacekeepers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199533879
eISBN:
9780191714801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533879.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the extent to which international humanitarian law (IHL) may be applicable to peacekeeping forces, and the extent to which this encompasses positive obligations that would ... More


Violating Peace: Sex, Aid, and Peacekeeping

Jasmine-Kim Westendorf

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748059
eISBN:
9781501748073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748059.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book investigates sexual misconduct by military peacekeepers and abuses perpetrated by civilian peacekeepers and non-UN civilian interveners. Based on extensive field research in Bosnia, ... More


Peacekeeping

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Dina Francesca Haynes, and Naomi Cahn

in On the Frontlines: Gender, War, and the Post-Conflict Process

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195396645
eISBN:
9780199918416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396645.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter addresses three primary components relevant to gender structures and roles within peacekeeping operations: First, the mandates of the peacekeeping operations; second, the training, ... More


Providing Peacekeepers: The Politics, Challenges, and Future of United Nations Peacekeeping Contributions

Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672820
eISBN:
9780191751585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672820.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

During the first decade of the twenty-first century, the rising demand for peacekeepers saw the United Nations (UN) operate at a historically unprecedented tempo, with increases in the number and ... More


Political Economy, Women, and Peacekeeping

Lesley J. Pruitt

in Women in Blue Helmets: Gender, Policing, and the UN's First All-Female Peacekeeping Unit

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290600
eISBN:
9780520964716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290600.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 4 considers the political and economic implications of women’s participation in peacekeeping. It suggests that the FFPU might facilitate economic empowerment for women in three ways: by ... More


Transformation: Prepared for peace

Richard Reed

in Paramilitary loyalism: Identity and change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095306
eISBN:
9781781708682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095306.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The next two chapters provide a narrative of aspects of contemporary loyalism, and consider how its persona today might be understood with reference to the themes and undercurrents sketched ... More


Introduction

Matthew Hoddie and Caroline A. Hartzell

in Strengthening Peace in Post-Civil War States: Transforming Spoilers into Stakeholders

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226351247
eISBN:
9780226351261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226351261.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's main argument—that the successful resolution of civil wars requires more than the efforts of peacekeepers to end the fighting. Success also depends ... More


Insiders and Outsiders

Séverine Autesserre

in The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider's Guide to Changing the World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197530351
eISBN:
9780197541135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530351.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter Three discusses the conventional but problematic way to end wars, which the author calls “Peace, Inc.” Using anecdotes from around the world, the chapter shows that peacebuilding often fails ... More


Recasting Roles

Séverine Autesserre

in The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider's Guide to Changing the World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197530351
eISBN:
9780197541135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530351.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter Six explains how people who work in war zones can learn from the success stories presented throughout the book. Building on the stories of remarkable individuals and organizations from ... More


Introduction

Jasmine-Kim Westendorf

in Violating Peace: Sex, Aid, and Peacekeeping

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748059
eISBN:
9781501748073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748059.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of sexual exploitation and abuse in UN peacekeeping operations. These behaviors are diverse and have ranged from opportunistic sexual assault and rape ... More


Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Bosnia and Timor-Leste

Jasmine-Kim Westendorf

in Violating Peace: Sex, Aid, and Peacekeeping

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748059
eISBN:
9781501748073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748059.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents the case studies that underpin the analysis of the long-term impacts of sexual exploitation and abuse. It develops a detailed account of the context, nature, and scale of sexual ... More


Making Matters Worse: The Long-Term Impacts of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Jasmine-Kim Westendorf

in Violating Peace: Sex, Aid, and Peacekeeping

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748059
eISBN:
9781501748073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748059.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates the micro- and mission-level impacts of sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by interveners in peace operations on the international community's capacity to fulfill its ... More


Legitimacy in Crisis: The Impacts of Sexual Misconduct on Capacity and Credibility

Jasmine-Kim Westendorf

in Violating Peace: Sex, Aid, and Peacekeeping

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748059
eISBN:
9781501748073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748059.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on the macro- and institutional-level impacts of sexual exploitation and abuse. It shows that sexual misconduct in individual missions has far-reaching impacts that reduce ... More


The Humanitarian Civilian: How the Idea of Distinction Circulates Within and Beyond International Humanitarian Law

Rebecca Sutton

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198863816
eISBN:
9780191896156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863816.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In international humanitarian law (IHL), the principle of distinction delineates the difference between the civilian and the combatant, and it safeguards the former from being intentionally targeted ... More


Cholera’s Frontiers

Sharon Levy

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190246402
eISBN:
9780197559550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190246402.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

Sewage as we know it—the everyday miracle of feces disappearing down the toilet, pushed by a never-ending flow of clean water—is a recent invention. The flush toilet itself has been created, and ... More


Taking Sides in Peacekeeping: Impartiality and the Future of the United Nations

Emily Paddon Rhoads

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198747246
eISBN:
9780191809316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747246.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

UN peacekeeping has undergone radical transformation in the new millennium. Once limited in scope and based firmly on consent of all parties, contemporary operations are charged with penalizing ... More


Legal Aspects of the Use of Force by United Nations Peacekeepers for the Protection of Civilians

Mona Ali Khalil

in Protection of Civilians

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198729266
eISBN:
9780191796180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729266.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The chapter examines the evolution and raison d’être of the protection-of-civilians mandate and elaborates the legal framework governing the use of force by UN peacekeepers to protect civilians from ... More


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