Protecting Civilians A Humanitarian Obligation: Essay Series on the Protection of Civilians, Children and Armed Conflict and Cultural Property Protection

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) published an Essay Series,
Protecting Civilians: A Humanitarian Obligation, with a contribution from
Sarah Petrin (Williamson), and Col (Ret.) Dwight Raymond, on “A U.S.
Perspective on the Protection of Civilians.”

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The essay outlines the U.S. military framework for civilian protection, which includes: 1) understand civilian risks 2) conduct activities that protect civilians, and 3) shape a protective environment. It also offers perspective on the challenges that the military confronts in operations to protect civilians, and highlights the importance of building the capacity of national governments to provide
security. The series was published by the NATO Office of the Secretary General, Human Security Unit and includes essays on Children and Armed Conflict and Cultural Property Protection.

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1 Response to Protecting Civilians A Humanitarian Obligation: Essay Series on the Protection of Civilians, Children and Armed Conflict and Cultural Property Protection

  1. Денис says:

    PoC compels states and institutions undertaking protection operations to provide due care for civilians endangered by armed conflict. Ever since it was highlighted in Security Council Resolution 1265 (1999), PoC has emerged as a core directive of all humanitarian efforts and has been endorsed in a series of reports by the UN Secretary General. Unlike R2P, which is still very much a potential catalyst for action, PoC has been placed at the centre of many UN missions, including operations in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Central African Republic (MINURCAT), Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI), Darfur (UNAMID), Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC), Haiti (MINUSTAH), Liberia (UNMIL) and Sudan (UNMIS).

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