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Civilian status and the new security agendas

Keen, David and Lee, Vivian (2009) Civilian status and the new security agendas. In: Collinson, Sarah, Darcy, James, Waddell, Nicholas and Schmidt, Anna, (eds.) Realising Protection: the Uncertain Benefits of Civilian, Refugee and IDP Status. Humanitarian Policy Group Report (28). Overseas Development Institute, London, UK, pp. 11-20. ISBN 9780850039153

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This chapter discusses the significance of civilian status for the protection and security of people caught up in conflict. It examines some of the factors and trends shaping the way political and military actors define civilian status in practice, and looks at how this in turn impacts on civilian security. It considers factors that might lead belligerents either to respect or disregard IHL in relation to civilians, and some of the difficulties of implementing international law in recent conflicts. The chapter concludes by considering some of the humanitarian implications of trends in the policy and practice of states, belligerents and humanitarian agencies.

Item Type: Book Section
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Additional Information: © 2009 Overseas Development Institute
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2014 15:31
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 09:34

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