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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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(p.1) Introduction
Protection of Civilians

Haidi Willmot

Ralph Mamiya

Scott Sheeran

Oxford University Press

This chapter sets out the importance of the protection of civilians and the multifaceted arguments that are provided in the book, giving an overview of each chapter in the volume. By offering various multidisciplinary analysis from a range of contributors both academic and practitioner, including ethicists, international lawyers, diplomats, and UN officials, as well as military, humanitarian, human rights, and development professionals, this book examines the academic roots of the issue, the international legal framework, and the practice of implementing protection mandates across a number of fields, including diplomacy, military, human rights, humanitarian, development, and community self-protection.

Keywords:   protection of civilians, public international law, armed conflict, diplomacy, use of force

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