R2P and the Protection of Civilians: South Africa’s Perspective on Conflict Resolution

 

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dc.contributor.author Smith, Karen
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-03T07:56:29Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-03T07:56:29Z
dc.date.issued 2015-03
dc.identifier.citation Smith, K. (2015). R2P and the Protection of Civilians: South Africa’s Perspective on Conflict Resolution. SAIIA Policy Briefing No. 133. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22059
dc.description.abstract This briefing provides an overview of the South African government’s position on the protection of civilians within the context of the ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P) framework. As South Africa lacks a clearly articulated policy on R2P, any discussion on its position is based on inferences drawn from actions taken in recent years. While South Africa was a supporter of R2P in the run-up to the 2005 UN World Summit, its conduct while serving as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) raised questions about its continued commitment to the framework. South Africa is committed to the principle of the protection of civilians, although it favours a multi-layered, moderate approach to implementing R2P, focusing on con ict prevention and resolution through dialogue and engagement. Overall, the tensions and apparent contradictions in South Africa’s position on R2P are consistent with the broader tensions in its foreign policy. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.title R2P and the Protection of Civilians: South Africa’s Perspective on Conflict Resolution en_ZA
dc.type Policy Brief en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Policy brief en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Political Studies en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Smith, K. (2015). <i>R2P and the Protection of Civilians: South Africa’s Perspective on Conflict Resolution</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22059 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Smith, Karen <i>R2P and the Protection of Civilians: South Africa’s Perspective on Conflict Resolution.</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies, 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22059 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Smith K. R2P and the Protection of Civilians: South Africa’s Perspective on Conflict Resolution. 2015 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22059 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Policy Brief AU - Smith, Karen AB - This briefing provides an overview of the South African government’s position on the protection of civilians within the context of the ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P) framework. As South Africa lacks a clearly articulated policy on R2P, any discussion on its position is based on inferences drawn from actions taken in recent years. While South Africa was a supporter of R2P in the run-up to the 2005 UN World Summit, its conduct while serving as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) raised questions about its continued commitment to the framework. South Africa is committed to the principle of the protection of civilians, although it favours a multi-layered, moderate approach to implementing R2P, focusing on con ict prevention and resolution through dialogue and engagement. Overall, the tensions and apparent contradictions in South Africa’s position on R2P are consistent with the broader tensions in its foreign policy. DA - 2015-03 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - R2P and the Protection of Civilians: South Africa’s Perspective on Conflict Resolution TI - R2P and the Protection of Civilians: South Africa’s Perspective on Conflict Resolution UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22059 ER - en_ZA


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