THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE UNITED NATIONS POLICE TO THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN SOUTH SUDAN

Author
Josias Marcos de Resende Silva
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Conjuntura Austral: Journal of the Global South
Volume
10
Issue Number
50
Publication Date
2019
Institution
Conjuntura Austral: Journal of the Global South
Abstract
On 8 July 2011, the Security Council established the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to consolidate peace and security, and to help implement conditions for development. On 15 December 2013, violence broke out in the capital Juba and spread to several other locations, resulting in a countrywide armed conflict. The crisis had disastrous consequences for human rights in many parts of the country, especially in areas of greatest military confrontation. During the hostilities, UNMISS estimates that thousands of people were killed. Both parties to the conflict failed to comply with international humanitarian and human rights law directing attacks on civilians based on their ethnicity. As a result, a large number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) sought refuge in UNMISS bases.
Topic
Conflict Resolution, Conflict Prevention, United Nations, Conflict, Police
Political Geography
Africa, South Sudan