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Politics, military operations and humanitarian action: an uneasy alliance Booklet - March 9, 2016

By Christophe Girod, Angelo Gnaedinger (Author)

IHL - IMPLEMENTATION

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Taking Bosnia-Herzegovina as a prime example, this booklet demonstrates that steps taken by the international community in situations of armed conflict are less effective when the political, military and humanitarian players involved fail to keep to their own specific mandates. This restricts the scope for action of each international agency and the means to achieve the objectives of the UN Charter. On the other hand, the impact the international community can have on a conflict… More
Taking Bosnia-Herzegovina as a prime example, this booklet demonstrates that steps taken by the international community in situations of armed conflict are less effective when the political, military and humanitarian players involved fail to keep to their own specific mandates. This restricts the scope for action of each international agency and the means to achieve the objectives of the UN Charter. On the other hand, the impact the international community can have on a conflict is increased when each player acts within the framework of a clear and specific mandate, while respecting the spheres of competence of the other players involved. Less

Published : 1998