UN Peacekeeping Operations and the Protection of Civilians- Saving Succeeding Generations
Dr Conor Foley, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
Chair: To be confirmed.
Conor Foley worked with the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations between 2010 and 2012 to provide training and advice on the tactical use of force by four of the UN’s largest peacekeeping missions: MONUSCO, UNOCI, UNAMID and UNMISS. His latest book, UN Peacekeeping Operations and the Protection of Civilians- Saving Succeeding Generations, calls for a new Secretary General’s Bulletin on the applicability of international human rights law to UN peacekeeping missions with Protection of Civilians mandates.
Conor is a Visiting Professor at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC Rio). He has worked on legal reform, human rights and protection issues in over twenty conflict and post-conflict states for a variety of UN, human rights and humanitarian agencies. His books include: The Thin Blue Line: how humanitarianism went to war (Verso: 2010) and The Protection of Civilians by UN Peacekeeping Missions, (Cambridge University Press: 2017).