22 Aug 2018
Peacekeeping, Civilian Protection and the Responsibility to Protect: A Handbook for Trainers and Supplemental Documents

This handbook was developed by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect with the generous support of the Government of Canada. This course aims to introduce participants to the principles of the Responsibility to Protect populations from mass atrocity crimes and to strengthen the capacity of UN peacekeepers to identify the warning signs of atrocities and understand the means the mission has at its disposal to respond to such crimes. The documents below are designed for use by trainers who have attended one of the Global Centre's trainings to aid in facilitating their own courses and modules on the Responsibility to Protect and Peacekeeping.

Below you will find links to the Activity Files and Supplemental Materials for each module within the training handbook.

Module One

Activity Materials
o Module One Slides
o Title cards for "In-and-Out" (Activity 1.1)
o Crimes List for "In-and-Out" (Activity 1.1)
o Scenario-Based Identification of the Four Crimes Case Scenarios (Activity 1.2)

Supplemental Readings
o What is R2P?
o Definitions of the Four Crimes
o UN Secretary-General's 2009 Report on R2P, "Implementing the Responsibility to Protect"
o Examples of UN Security Council Mandates for UN Peacekeeping Missions that Refer to R2P (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Mali, South Sudan, Somalia)
o List of all UN Security Council Resolutions that Refer to R2P
o UNESCO Protection of Cultural Property Military Manual

Module Two

Activity Materials
o Module Two Slides
o R2P and POC Similarities and Differences Worksheet (Activity 2.1)
o Understanding the Nature of Threats Worksheet (Activity 2.2)
o Democratic Republic of the Congo Case Study (Activity 2.2)

Supplemental Readings
o Relationship between R2P and POC in UN Peacekeeping
o Kigali Principles on the Protection of Civilians and List of Signatories
o Value Added of R2P to Peacekeeping and the Protection of Civilians
o Background to the "Cammaert Report"

Module Three

Activity Materials
o Module Three Slides
o South Sudan Case Study (Activity 3.1)
o Alternative Case Studies (Activity 3.1): Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali
o Threat Assessment Activity Worksheet (Activity 3.1 and Activity 3.2)
o Understanding the Nature of Threats Worksheet (Activity 3.2)
o Girano Case Study (Activity 3.2)

Supplemental Readings
o UN Framework of Analysis for Atrocity Crimes
o USAID "Atrocity Assessment Framework: Supplemental Guidance to State/USAID Conflict Assessment Frameworks"

Module Four

Activity Materials
o Module Four Slides
o Risk Assessment Worksheet (Activity 4.1)
o Risk Response Worksheet (Activity 4.1)
o Risk Scoring Grid (Activity 4.1)


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