Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Peace and Security Studies

Course Duration: 16th – 25th October 2017
Application Date: - Aug 31, 2017
Course Fee: This course is fully funded.

Course Summary:

This course targets peacekeepers and other actors. The aim of this course is to enhance the capacity of participants for the effective implementation of POC mandates in Peace Operations in order to mitigate the effects of conflicts on civilians.
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  • Background and History of POC
  • Overview of contemporary UN, AU/REC Peace Operations
  • UN/AU/REC’s Approach to POC
  • Normative Framework of POC
  • SSR, R2P and POC
  • Gender and POC
  • POC in Practice: Practitioners’ perspective
  • POC in Practice: Challenges and Controversies


Target Participants:

  • UN/AU/RECs Staff
  • Mission personnel
  • Military & Police personnel
  • Humanitarian Actors
  • Government officials
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Civil Society Organizations