Civilian Protection in Armed Conflicts: Evolution, by Robert Schütte

By Robert Schütte

The learn analyzes 3 issues: first, the evolution of the concept that of civilians during human historical past, and secondly, the placement and victimization of civilians in armed clash considering 1990, and 3rd, how the foreign neighborhood because the finish of the chilly struggle to guard civilians has monitored by means of the mandating strong UN peacekeeping missions. The United countries undertaking within the Congo capabilities as a case study.

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Since antiquity, war has been an important driver of increasing the scope and sophistication of the state. Warfare in antiquity left its mark on non-combatants. Its prevailing form of manifestation depended on the political, cultural and socio-economic circumstances. For instance, enslavement of entire populations was a natural corollary of armed conflict. In contrast to many pre-historic societies, this applied only where the socio-economic concept of ‘property’ was known. Another example is the capture of victims for sacrificial purposes.

For instance, enslavement of entire populations was a natural corollary of armed conflict. In contrast to many pre-historic societies, this applied only where the socio-economic concept of ‘property’ was known. Another example is the capture of victims for sacrificial purposes. The Aztecs not only practiced such captures as an ancillary benefit of warfare but as the primary purpose of warring. The Aztecs tailored their weapons not to kill but to disable enemies with the aim of capturing living individuals for future human sacrifices.

C. This does not mean that there was incessant 50 Gat, Azar: War in Human Civilization, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006, p. 11f. LeBlanc: Constant Battles, p. 81 52 Wheeler, Gerald Claire: The tribe, and intertribal relations in Australia, Murray, London, 1910 53 Pioneering work has been done by the famous German-American anthropologist Franz Boas with his works “The central Eskimo” (1888) and “The social organization and the secret societies of the Kwakiutl Indians” (1896). : Yanomamo: The Fierce People, Harcourt Brace & Company, Orlando, 1997 51 32 violence between tribal groups.

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