Civilian Resilience in Syria: Helping the Syrians Help Themselves?
15 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2015
Date Written: August 30, 2013
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.
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