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Democratic Republic of Congo

Delphine Schrank

in The Responsibility to Protect

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199797769
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919369 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797769.003.0032
Democratic Republic of Congo

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This chapter first provides some necessary political background on the Democratic Republic of Congo. It then applies the responsibility to protect doctrine and analyzes international responses and their limitations. Finally, it surveys potential solutions. It concludes that if the Congolese must ultimately be empowered to help themselves, the international community must coordinate better; provide the means to match desired ends; and vastly improve the practical application of civilian protection, through the UN with potential help from controversial alternatives.

Keywords: responsibility to protect; international response; civilian protection; United Nations

Chapter.  16966 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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