The Transformative Power of the United Nations Peacekeeping in the Protection of Civilians – Part 1

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By Evangelos Koulis, Analyst KEDISA


1. Introduction

“It is the duty of an individual, moreover a soldier and a peacekeeper, to ensure the protection of a defenceless civilian population under imminent threat of physical violence. Avoiding this responsibility is to avoid one’s obligation to go to the assistance of someone whose life is under threat.”

(Former Force Commander, 2003 cited in OCHA, 2009: 227)


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