Jennifer Welsh contributes chapter “The Responsibility to Protect and Non-State Armed Groups” to the newly-published book The Grey Zone: Civilian Protection Between Human Rights and the Laws of War.
The volume brings together contributions from leading academic authorities and legal practitioners on the situation of civilians in the grey zone between human rights and the laws of war. The chapters in Part 1 address key contested or boundary issues in defining the rights of civilians or non-combatants in today’s conflicts. Those in Part 2 examine remedies and current mechanisms for redress both at the international and national level, and those in Part 3 assess prospects for the development of new mechanisms for addressing violations. As military intervention to protect civilians remains contested, the volume looks at the potential for developing alternative approaches to the protection of civilians and their rights.
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