Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies

Humanitarian Intervention and Safety Zones

Iraq, Bosnia and Rwanda

Authors: McQueen, C.

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Neither willing to engage in a meaningful way to save targeted civilians in Iraq, Bosnia and Rwanda nor to stand entirely aside as massive violations of humanitarian law occurred, states embraced safety zones as a means to 'do something' whilst avoiding being drawn into open warfare. Humanitarian Intervention and Safety Zones: Iraq, Bosnia and Rwanda explores why and how effectively safety zones were implemented as a way to protect civilians and displaced persons in three of the most important conflicts of the 1990s. It shows how states consistently sought to reconcile their political and humanitarian interests, a process which often led to problematic and ambiguous outcomes, and assesses in fascinating detail the difficulties and controversies surrounding the use of such zones, variously called safe havens, safe areas, secure humanitarian areas, and zones humanitaires sûres . The book also asks whether or not such zones could serve as precedents for possible future attempts to ensure the safety of civilians in complex humanitarian emergencies.

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CAROL MCQUEEN is Political Affairs Officer with the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Humanitarian Intervention and Safety Zones
Book Subtitle
Iraq, Bosnia and Rwanda
Authors
Series Title
Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-55497-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230554979
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4875-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52514-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 230
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