Tailoring Protection of Civilians to State Capacity

PRIO Policy Brief

Lemaitre, Julieta & Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (2016) Tailoring Protection of Civilians to State Capacity, PRIO Policy Brief, 8. Oslo: PRIO.

​​​The 2016 UN Agenda for Humanity states that minimizing human suffering and protecting civilians requires strengthening compliance with international law. In response to this call, this policy brief offers a complementary vision of protection of civilians (PoC) as a spectrum of possibilities that includes local self-protection efforts, legal strategies, and the practice of judicial and quasi-judicial bodies. The approach is illustrated by the life-cycle of the protection measures ordered for the Colombian Kankuamo by the Inter-American human rights system.

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Authors

Julieta Lemaitre

Julieta Lemaitre

PRIO Global Fellow

Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Research Professor

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