Civilian Resilience in Syria: Helping the Syrians Help Themselves?

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Frederic Megret

McGill University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: August 30, 2013

Abstract

This article is an attempt to sketch the ambiguity of the international legal attitude towards Syria in the early years of the conflict. It seeks to problematize the humanitarian vision of civilians as pure "victims" when many were politically active, and focuses on civilians' resilience in light of the failure of "security providers" in the conflict. It suggests that we need to better rethink the nature of international interventions to support civilians.

Suggested Citation

Mégret, Frédéric, Civilian Resilience in Syria: Helping the Syrians Help Themselves? (August 30, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2318436 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2318436

Frédéric Mégret (Contact Author)

McGill University - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Montreal H3A 1W9, Quebec
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