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Remaking the law to protect civilians: overlapping jurisdictions and contested spaces in UN Protection of Civilian Sites

Pendle, Naomi, Robinson, Alice, Apiny, Andrew and Gai, Gatkuoth Mut (2023) Remaking the law to protect civilians: overlapping jurisdictions and contested spaces in UN Protection of Civilian Sites. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. ISSN 1750-2977

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Identification Number: 10.1080/17502977.2023.2226028

Abstract

The UN Protection of Civilians sites in South Sudan were separated from adjacent towns by barbed wire fences, mounds, watchtowers and patrolling peacekeepers. Building on and contributing to recent legal geography scholarship on jurisdictions, we explore how legal norms, institutions and rivalrous claims of jurisdiction remake these places of protection and blur spatial boundaries by creating trails that entangle the worlds inside and outside of the sites. The article also provides an unusual example of a powerful public authority – the United Nations – resisting claims that they have jurisdiction. The article is based on qualitative research in Wau and Bentiu.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/risb20
Additional Information: © 2023 The Authors
Divisions: ?? FLIA ??
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2023 15:27
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2024 16:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/119470

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