THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS Cover Image

PROTECŢIA CIVILILOR ÎN OPERAŢIILE ÎN SPRIJINUL PĂCII
THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

Author(s): Valerică Cruceru
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: armed conflict; protection of civilians; peacekeeping operations; humanitarian agencies

Summary/Abstract: Protecting civilians in armed conflict areas is an essential mission for all civil and military organizations, mandated to act, or involved sequentially along the whole spectrum of peacekeeping operations. The military forces are the most important asset for this purpose, but they cannot do protection in isolation. They have to work closely with international and local civil agencies, in order to integrate the overall support for the ones in need. To provide protection for noncombatants in conflict areas, the military have to deal with a lot of challenges, related to a holistic approach of the mission, adequate training of forces, realistic concept of operations and appropriate capabilities and capacities.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 53-62
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Romanian