Policy paper

UK government strategy on the protection of civilians in armed conflict

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This strategy paper sets out the actions the UK government sees as necessary to help protect civilians in armed conflict, building on work that is already going on in the UK and internationally.

Documents

UK Government strategy on the protection of civilians in armed conflict

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annual report on the strategy

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During armed conflict, civilians often pay a heavy price. They may face daily threats of violence and death as they find themselves inadvertently caught up in the middle of a conflict. Despite being protected under international humanitarian and human rights law, civilians continue to be the victims of violence.

This strategy paper sets out the actions the UK Government sees as necessary to help protect civilians in armed conflict, building on work that is already going on in the UK and internationally.