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Protection of Civilians$
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Haidi Willmot, Ralph Mamiya, Scott Sheeran, and Marc Weller

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198729266

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729266.001.0001

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The Contribution of Human Rights to Protecting People in Conflict

The Contribution of Human Rights to Protecting People in Conflict

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(p.350) 16 The Contribution of Human Rights to Protecting People in Conflict
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Protection of Civilians
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Michael Keating

Richard Bennett

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729266.003.0017

This chapter examines the contribution of human rights to protecting people in conflict. The authors consider the link between human rights and the protection of civilians and describe human rights protection practice using examples from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and South Sudan. Drawing on the three case studies, the authors conclude that UN human rights protection practice can significantly contribute to overarching civilian protection objectives before, during, and after conflicts. However, they find that despite a strong normative basis and renewed determination by the UN, serious challenges persist with regard to operationalizing human rights standards and ensuring that human rights work plays a full part in protection strategies on the ground.

Keywords:   human rights, protection of civilians, armed conflict, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Human Rights Up Front

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