Conflict Trends 2012/2

ACCORD Conflict Trends 2012/2

The international community is increasingly engaged in complex tasks aimed at providing wider support to societies emerging from conflict. An issue that has become central in such contexts is the protection of civilians under threat. As studies of the protection of civilians in Africa are still in the initial stages, the need exists for further reflection on the central role of such protection within peacekeeping operations in Africa. this training for peace (tfp) Special Issue of Conflict Trends further contributes to this discussion.

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Editorial

Editorial
by Vasu Gounden

Features

The Protection of Civilians in Peacekeeping in Africa: Context and Evolution
by Gustavo De Carvalho and Andreas Øien Stensland

The Protection of Civilians: A Comparison between United Nations and African Union Peace Operations
by Seth Appiah-Mensah and Rachel Eklou-Assogbavi

AMISOM and the Protection of Civilians in Somalia
by Walter Lotze and Yvonne Kasumba

The Protection of Civilians in Peace Support Operations: Lessons from Côte d'Ivoire
by Kwesi Aning and Naila Salihu

The Protection of Civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
by Baptiste Martin

The Duty of an Intervention Force to Protect Civilians: A Critical Analysis of NATO's Intervention in Libya
by John-Mark Iyi

The Exploitation of Civilians by Peacekeeping Soldiers in Africa: The Motivation of Perpetrators and the Vulnerability of Victims
by Odomovo S. Afeno