Search for dissertations about: "Civilians"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 23 swedish dissertations containing the word Civilians.

  1. 1. International Humanitarian Law and Influence Operations : The Protection of Civilians from Unlawful Communication Influence Activities during Armed Conflict

    Author : Pontus Winther; Inger Österdahl; Jann Kleffner; Kjetil Mujezinović Larsen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; International Humanitarian Law; IHL; Geneva Conventions; Laws of Armed Conflict; LoAC; International Law; Armed Conflict; International Armed Conflict; IAC; Non-international Armed Conflict; NIAC; Occupation; Civilians; Civilian Population; Communication Influence Activities; Influence Operations; Psychological Operations; Threat; Coercion; Compulsion; Humane Treatment; Outrages Upon Personal Dignity; Cruel Treatment; Inhuman Treatment; Mental Torture; Public International Law; Folkrätt; international humanitarian law; laws of armed conflict; international law; armed conflict; international armed conflict; non-international armed conflict; occupation; civilians; civilian population; communication influence activities; influence operations; psychological operations; threat; coercion; compulsion; humane treatment; outrages upon personal dignity; cruel treatment; inhuman treatment; mental torture; Juridik med inriktning mot folkrätt; Juridik med inriktning mot folkrätt;

    Abstract : Contemporary armed conflicts are not only fought with physical means and methods. Increasingly, in order to achieve military and political objectives, parties to armed conflicts use communication activities to influence individuals. Armed groups such as ISIS use online propaganda to instil terror and recruit new fighters to their cause. READ MORE

  2. 2. Targeting the Unarmed : Strategic Rebel Violence in Civil War

    Author : Lisa Hultman; Mats Hammarström; Magnus Öberg; Scott Gates; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; one-sided violence; violence against civilians; killing; civil war; rebel group; rebel strategy; bargaining; count model; Renamo; Mozambique; Peace and conflict research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : Rebel attacks on civilians constitute one of the gravest threats to human security in contemporary armed conflicts. But why do rebel groups kill civilians? The dissertation approaches this question from a strategic perspective, trying to understand when and why rebel groups are likely to target civilians as a conflict strategy. READ MORE

  3. 3. The United Nations Reformed : Responsibility, Protection and the Standing of States

    Author : Peter Håkansson; Ronnie Hjorth; Per Jansson; Johan Eriksson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; The United Nations; the responsibility to protect; protection of civilians; pluralism; anti-pluralism; standard of civilization; human rights; democracy; Förenta Nationerna; skyldighet att skydda; skydd av civila; pluralism; anti-pluralism; civilisationsstandard; mänskliga rättigheter; demokrati; Political science; Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : This study is about reform of the United Nations. The study does not address reform proposals that set out to change the organizational structure of the UN, but focuses on initiatives that affect the normative basis of the international society that the United Nations and the UN Charter enable and sustain. READ MORE

  4. 4. Wounds of war : surgical care for conflict-related injuries among civilians in resource-limited settings

    Author : Andreas Älgå; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []

    Abstract : Background: Armed conflicts significantly contribute to the global burden of injury and death. Armed conflicts shocks health systems, deprive its resources and reduce its function, as well as limits access to civilian hospital care. READ MORE

  5. 5. Raising the Costs or Lowering the Bar : International influences on conflict-related sexual violence

    Author : Karin Johansson; Lisa Hultman; Erika Forsberg; Jessica A. Stanton; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; conflict-related sexual violence; wartime sexual violence; wartime rape; international intervention; third-party intervention; violence against civilians; peacekeeping; civil war; shaming; condemnation; UN Commission on Human Rights; UN Human Rights Council; UN Universal Periodic Review; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : This dissertation contributes to the growing literature on conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV). More specifically, the four essays it contains advance our understanding of CRSV by shedding light on the intersection between international involvement and CRSV perpetrated by states and rebel groups engaged in civil war. READ MORE