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01 Dec 2007 description

HUMAN SECURITY JOURNAL Volume 5, Winter 2007

The views expressed are based on the author's experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), mainly in the eastern areas, the provinces of North and South Kivu and Ituri. The author argues that the United Nations peacekeeping mission in DRC is, by all means, an operation based on human security, with a mandate reflecting the evolution of international practice in the field of peacekeeping, peace-building and conflict prevention.

01 Jun 2007 description

HUMAN SECURITY JOURNAL Volume 4, Summer 2007

Dam construction can severely impact human security by inducing forced displacement. Financial institutions therefore need to integrate individual security considerations into their decision-making process.

01 Jun 2007 description

HUMAN SECURITY JOURNAL Volume 4, Summer 2007

The successful implementation of human security depends on the capacity of civil society actors to establish the concept as a political leitmotiv in international organizations. This may jump-start a diffusion of human security from the bottom to the top.

01 Sep 2005 description

Is the concept of "human security", which has been discussed and debated in international organizations and academic circles since 1994, simply "hot air", as its critics claim? Or does it provide a suitable framework for proposing multisectoral, integrated solutions in a world that is increasingly interconnected? While there is no consensus as to the exact definition of the term, human security goes beyond traditional notions of security to focus on such issues as development and respect for human rights.