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This paper explores how UN peace operations contribute to Security Sector Reform and how this impacts the Protection of Civilians. This is done by a comparative case study focusing on UN missions in the Central African Republic, Mali and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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The combined focus on Security Sector Reform and Protection of Civilians in UN peace operations is often debated, mostly criticizing the ability to do both. This paper aims to explore the specific reasons why the combination of SSR and PoC is often unsuccessful by studying three current missions, in order to provide suggestions for improvement in future missions.

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This page is a summary of: The Role of UN Peace Operations in Security Sector Reform and the Relationship with the Protection of Civilians, Journal of International Peacekeeping, April 2022, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/18754112-25010002.
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