Human Rights and Peacekeeping

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This course examines the cross-cutting principles and obligations concerning human rights within the specific context of armed conflicts and United Nations peace operations. Human rights is a dimension that transcends all phases and employs all components of a peace operation, leading to often complex implementation planning and coordination, which this course traces and delineates. The course begins by reviewing the landmark documents and instruments indispensible to the protection of human rights in theory, before demonstrating how such protection is enforced and performed on the ground. It discusses the various types of human rights violations, identifies the groups of people especially at risk, and conducts a thorough analysis on the concept of protection – the core of human rights work in peace operations. The course contains important sections on human rights partners – a group that includes such external actors as NGOs and international businesses – and on the process of accountability, which, as the course demonstrates, is essential in peace operations if an established peace is to be long-lasting and sustainable. 10 Lessons.

Patrick Marega Castellan is a human rights consultant who has served in various capacities – including specialist, adviser, and trainer – for United Nations missions in Haiti, Darfur, Angola, and Liberia. From 2006 to 2009, he served in the Methodology, Education and Training Section of OHCHR, providing advice to OHCHR staff and developing human rights training material in collaboration with DPKO. He is based in Papua New Guinea.

Number of pages: 284 [English]

Publisher: Peace Operations Training Institute [04-20-12]

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"A very interesting and informative course. Just the following found in question paper - question 25 and 45 are the one and same. Question 40 - answers B and D are both correct - which one should be marked? Some of my questions were marked as incorrect whilst being correct - questions 21, 29, 32, 41, 46, 49. I had submitted a report to one of the authors in the form attached. Regards Bruce Everton South Africa 0027825639169"

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5 Stars

Date Submitted: Sun 17 Jun 2012


"The human right course are so difficut compare other courses like United Nation Police."

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Date Submitted: Mon 19 Nov 2012


"its very usefull because i learned maney things about human rights of people in armed conflict and even how to protect civilin and also role of icc for state breaking the law because every one has right to live and to educate to have freedom in opinion ."

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Date Submitted: Sun 17 Feb 2013


"This course has spell out the necessary attitude and guidelines for any UN Workers/Peacekeepers as it affect their mission. I believe this course should be a must for any UN peacekeepers before embarking on any mission. "

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Date Submitted: Sun 03 Mar 2013


"the course is good but better at each end of the topic there suppose to be an index as in other books share."

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Date Submitted: Sun 31 Mar 2013


"very educative and informative"

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Date Submitted: Fri 30 Aug 2013


"What I want to say is that Human Right is an undeniable right of every human being on earth, let us maintain it."

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Date Submitted: Sun 22 Sep 2013


"Educative and challenging."

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Date Submitted: Sun 29 Sep 2013


"for further reading"

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Date Submitted: Sun 06 Oct 2013


"Excellent"

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Date Submitted: Sun 13 Oct 2013


"very useful"

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5 Stars

Date Submitted: Sun 20 Oct 2013


"very good course for the peace keepers"

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Date Submitted: Tue 25 Mar 2014


"ce cours m'a permis de distinguer davantage la différence et la complémentarité entre droit humain et droit international humanutaire"

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5 Stars

Date Submitted: Thu 27 Mar 2014


"Clear explanation in the material / text and helpful pre-test and questions"

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Date Submitted: Mon 31 Mar 2014


"Very comprehensive, motivating and very useful in peackeeking enviroment. Best regards, Maria "

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5 Stars

Date Submitted: Mon 31 Mar 2014


" It expands peoples knowledge on how to approach various people in various regions having various problems. A course dealing with Civilian protection that will look into a better human rights they deserve."

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5 Stars

Date Submitted: Sun 06 Apr 2014


"LIKE THE COURSE BECAUSE, A LOT OF HUMAN RIGHTS ARE BEING VIOLATED DURING ARMS CONFLICT. ALSO IT GIVES ME AN INSIGHT OF WHAT IS HUMAN RIGHTS. ALSO, IF UN DECIDE TO EMPLOY ME TODAY, IT CAN STILL USE IT. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY."

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Date Submitted: Sun 06 Apr 2014


"Very comprehensive and detailed course to give an insight of the Human rights during peacekeeping for all the tentacles of the Mission. Must read Course. Thanks author "

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Date Submitted: Thu 10 Apr 2014


"The way the course is arranged gives a chance for someone so busy to do it. it improves a lot on the working capability in the mission area."

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Date Submitted: Sun 20 Apr 2014


"I like the course!"

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Date Submitted: Sun 01 Jun 2014


"It is an enlightening course especially for peace keepers operating in conflict and post conflict areas."

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Date Submitted: Sun 15 Jun 2014


"i would like to be more informed a bout legal issues pertaining to peace Operation Misssions."

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Date Submitted: Mon 16 Jun 2014


"very helpful and educative "

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Date Submitted: Sun 06 Jul 2014


"very good"

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