Rebecca Sutton

IOW Policy Brief – Who is a Civilian? Perceptions of “Civilianness” in the Central African Republic

Rebecca Sutton, a post-doctoral researcher on the Individualization of War project, has authored a policy brief following a research trip to the Central African Republic in April 2019. The brief addresses questions of who is civilian in CAR, exploring the perceptions of international humanitarian actors, MINUSCA staff, IDPs and local conflict actors. The brief also […]

An Interview with Professor Jennifer Welsh on the Individualization of War

By Rebecca Sutton   In the spring of 2019, the five-year ERC-funded ‘Individualization of War: Reconfiguring the Ethics, Law and Politics of Armed Conflict’ (IOW) project draws to a close. I had an opportunity to interview the project’s Principal Investigator, Professor Jennifer Welsh, to learn about her experiences at the helm of this path-breaking interdisciplinary […]

Safeguarding “distinction” inside the wire: Humanitarian-peacekeeper interactions in South Sudan’s Protection of Civilian sites

Following the outbreak of violence in December 2013, tens of thousands—and eventually hundreds of thousands—of internally displaced persons (IDPs) sought refuge at UN bases in South Sudan. These sites came to be referred to as Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites, guarded by forces from the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) under a robust PoC […]