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From Inhumanitarian Non-intervention to Protection of Civilians (POC): A Paradigmatic change in AU and UN Peace Missions?

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From its birth in 2002, the African Union has developed into an important continental conflict management tool. However, the continental body has also come to realise that it is more often than not confronted with a militarily strategic asymmetric opponent, requiring a different mandate and military tools that have characterised traditional UN-led Peace Support Operations. For that reason, the organisation is in the process of setting up robust rapid military capabilities, already having deployed robust military contingents to the DR Congo, Nigeria and Somalia. However, what is the consequence of the increased use of force to stop conflict, and what results might this have for the future mandates of UN PSO operation?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe African Standby Force - Quo Vadis
EditorsFrancois Vrey, Thomas Mandrup
Number of pages23
Place of PublicationStellenbosch
PublisherSun Media, Stellenbosch University Press
Publication date15 Oct 2017
ISBN (Print)978-1-928357-56-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-928357-57-5
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2017
Event4th Conference on African Strategy: ASF 2015 and beyond - Stellenbosch, South Africa
Duration: 16 Sep 201518 Sep 2015
Conference number: 4


Conference4th Conference on African Strategy
LandSouth Africa

    Research and development areas

  • UN, Hippo-report, AU, ASF, PSO, Reform of PSO, POC


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