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Protecting Civilians: The Obligations of Peacekeepers

Siobhán Wills


This book examines the obligations of peacekeepers and other multi-national forces to prevent serious abuses of human rights towards civilians under international humanitarian law and international human rights law. It does so by analysing the meaning and practical consequences for troops of the Article 1 duty to respect and ensure respect for the Geneva Conventions, of the duty to secure human rights found in most international human rights treaties, and of the duty to restore law and order in an occupation. There are more troops engaged in peacekeeping activities now than in any other time i ... More

Keywords: peacekeepers, international humanitarian law, protection of civilians, occupation, armed conflict, genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199533879
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533879.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Siobhán Wills, author
College Lecturer at University College Cork