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Protecting Civilians in War: The ICRC, UNHCR, and Their Limitations in Internal Armed Conflicts

Miriam Bradley


Since the complex emergencies of the 1990s, humanitarian agencies have placed increasing emphasis on the protection of civilians during armed conflict. In spite of this, there is a consensus among humanitarians that outcomes are falling short of intentions, and that the increased emphasis on protection by humanitarian actors has failed to yield a corresponding improvement in the security of the civilian population. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are two of the most important humanitarian agencies f ... More

Keywords: Armed conflict, civilian, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, internally displaced person, international organization, International Committee of the Red Cross, Myanmar, protection, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198716389
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716389.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miriam Bradley, author
Assistant Professor, Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals