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ISS Seminar, Pretoria: Protection of Civilians: The impossible dream?
Date: 16 September 2010
Venue: Venue ISS Conference Room, Block C, Brooklyn Court, 361 Veale Street, New Muckleneuk, (Parking in Brooklyn Mall and ABSA court)

The recent incident of mass rape in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has again raised questions relating to how well United Nations missions are able to implement their mandate in respect of the protection of civilians. Questions have been asked in the Security Council about the failure of UN peacekeepers to protect the civilians in Luvungi, DRC. Is this incident indicative of the impossibility of fulfilling such broad mandates? Can this situation be changed? The speakers will share their views and experiences on the Protection of Civilians and the challenges of implementation in the field.

SPEAKERS

Alison C. Giffen, Stimson Institute
Dr Louise Olsson, Uppsala University and Folke Bernadotte Academy
Maj Gen. Mike Fryer, previous Police Commissioner in UNAMID

RESPONDENT

Prof Jean-Marie Ghuehenno, previous Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping in the United Nations

Presented by the

Peace Missions Programme

Please note that discussions occur under ISS rules, i.e. no attribution without specific permission.

 
Venue:
Venue ISS Conference Room
Block C, Brooklyn Court
361 Veale Street
New Muckleneuk
(Parking in Brooklyn Mall and ABSA court)
RSVP:
 Khunjulwa Peter
Tel (012) 346 9500
Fax (012) 460 0997/ 086 508 1660
E-mail kpeter@issafrica.org
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