Increasingly peacekeepers are in theory deployed to protect civilians from harm, but in practice the situations they find themselves in are often less than clear-cut.
There are many instances in recent memory where troops failed to save the very civilians they were meant to protect. Peacekeepers may lack the mandate or resources to protect civilians from human rights abuses, or they may even themselves violate civilians' rights. This book analyses the duty to intervene to stop the commission of serious abuses of human rights. It examines the extent of troops' obligations to provide protection in light of various different operational and legal contexts.
It discusses whether new approaches are needed, for example where operations are undertaken explicitly to protect people from serious violations of their human rights, and concludes by offering some guidelines for troops faced with such violations. Keywords: peacekeepers , international humanitarian law , protection of civilians , occupation , armed conflict , genocide , war crimes , crimes against humanity. Forgot password? Don't have an account? All Rights Reserved. The Australian Government is committed to pursuing gender equality outcomes across the international agenda.
Gender equality is an important right and a powerful driver for growth, development and stability. Reconciliation is fundamental to maintaining peace and security internationally, respecting human rights and promoting equality, dignity and self-determination.
Australia is committed to providing opportunities to assist indigenous peoples — both in Australia and overseas — to overcome social and economic disadvantage. Australia plays an active role in the United Nations systems. Australians have served as both governmental and non-governmental members. In August , the Department released its Indigenous Peoples Strategy which provides a framework to work collaboratively with Australia Indigenous peoples, communities and businesses, to advance and promote the wellbeing of indigenous peoples around the world.
In February , the Australian Parliament formally apologised to Indigenous peoples for past mistreatment and injustices. This was a turning point in Australia's history.
Just as Australia recognises the wrongs in its own past, we seek to advance the interest of First Peoples around the world. Australia wants to ensure that the UN delivers on the ground for the people, communities and nations that need it most.
Australia played an important role in drafting the articles of the UN Charter that deal with the Security Council. We argued against allowing permanent members a veto power. Australia supports reform of the Security Council and its working methods to better reflect the modern world and ensure it is accessible to small and middle-sized countries.
We are also strong advocates of peacebuilding and peacekeeping reform to ensure comprehensive, integrated approaches by all UN partners in order to effectively prevent conflict and build sustainable peace. Australia takes a close interest in a number of important economic issues debated in the United Nations.
Developing countries are naturally very concerned to overcome the impact on their economies of problems such as the high level of debt, persistent high interest rates, persistent unacceptable levels of unemployment, depressed and unstable commodity prices, fluctuating exchange rates, inflation and continuing population pressures.
Economic interdependence is a fact of international life. Countries including Australia need to pursue their economic interests, particularly in trade and finance matters, within a multilateral setting. All countries, developed and developing, have therefore a serious interest in trying to make the multilateral system work more effectively in the economic area. Australia is one of the most multicultural nations, whose people identify with more than ethnicities, speak more than languages, and observe all the world's religions.
Australia is committed to fostering mutual respect and understanding among different religions and cultures. In , we hosted the Parliament of the World's Religions and we co-chair a regional interfaith dialogue process in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Australia also supports grassroots programs in our region to promote intercultural and community links. It is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the United Nations Secretariat.
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