The protection of civilians in armed conflict : four concepts
Norms of protection : responsibility to protect, protection of civilians and their interaction
Paris [etc.] : United Nations University Press, 2012
Bibliographie : p. 57-61
This chapter details the nature of Protection of Civilians (POC) in the contemporary context. It argues that while all POC actors have a broadly shared understanding of the core concerns of POC - the basic rights of non-combatants and the types of violence that threaten them - the different perspectives, resources and powers possessed by separate types of POC actors make those actors develop distinct POC roles and responsibilities.