The Possibilities and Limits of Upscaling Unarmed Civilian Protection

Lead Research Organisation: Aberystwyth University
Department Name: International Politics


Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP) is a nonviolent approach to civilian protection which centres around non-partisanship and the primacy of local actors. Through capacity development, monitoring, relationship building and proactive engagement, UCP aims to protect civilians from the immediate threat of harm and create the space for local peace initiatives. This project will examine the possibilities of expanding UCP to increase the safety and security of more civilians in armed conflict, and the difficulties of upscaling a practice which is centred around civilian communities and their local peace infrastructures.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2282830 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2019 30/09/2022 Louise Ridden