A series of humanitarian tragedies in the 1990s (Somalia, Rwanda, Srebrenica, Kosovo) demonstrated the failure of the international community to protect civilians in the context of complex emergencies. These brought to life two norms of protection - Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and Protection of Civilians (POC) - both deeply rooted in the empathy that human beings have for the suffering of innocent people. Both norms raise concerns of misinterpretation and misuse. They are developing - sometimes in parallel, sometimes diverging and sometimes converging - with varying degrees of institutionalization and acceptance. This book engages in a profound comparative analysis of the norms and aims to serve policy-makers at various levels; practitioners with protective roles; academics and researchers; civil society and R2P and POC advocates.Biografía del autor:
Angus Francis is senior lecturer and program leader, Human Rights and Governance Program, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology. Vesselin Popovski is senior academic officer and head of the "Peace and Security" section, Institute for Sustainability and Peace at the United Nations University. Charles Sampford is foundation dean and professor of law and research professor in ethics, Griffith University, and director of the Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law.
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