Non-military Intervention and Protecting the Vulnerable: Report on a Roundtable Discussion

Tasneem Jamal Defence & Human Security

Author Lynne Griffiths-Fulton The Ploughshares Monitor June 2001 Volume 22 Issue 2 We live in a new world, in which all of us must begin to bear responsibility for everything that occurs. – Vaclev Havel In April, Project Ploughshares held a roundtable on intervention in complex humanitarian emergencies with participants from the NGO community, relief and development agencies (secular and faith-based), …

Humanitarian Intervention: A Review of Literature

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Author Penelope C. Simons Working Paper 01-2 Penelope Simons has an LLB from Dalhousie Law School, and an LLM and PhD in International Law from Cambridge University. She is a Director and Vice-President of both Lawyers for Social Responsibility and The Simons Foundation. Table of Contents Introduction      Definition of “Humanitarian Intervention” The Debate Surrounding Humanitarian Intervention The UN System …

Bosnia-Herzegovina – Attaining Human Security

Kenneth Epps Defence & Human Security, Europe

Author Kenneth Epps The Ploughshares Monitor June 2000 Volume 21 Issue 2 As part of an ongoing exploration of the relevance of human security doctrine and values to Canadian defence policy and planning, Project Ploughshares has sought to engage Defence and Foreign Affairs officials, members of the strategic affairs community, and members of the NGO community in regular discussions and roundtables, …

The Heart of the Matter: Sierra Leone, Diamonds and Human Security

Tasneem Jamal Africa, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security, Europe

Authors Ian Smillie, Lansana Gberie and Ralph Hazleton The Ploughshares Monitor March 2000 Volume 21 Issue 1 This article is excerpted from a report that is available at www.web.net/pac, in both English and French. Ian Smillie, an Ottawa-based consultant, has 30 years of international development experience, as manager, programmer, evaluator, and writer. His most recent publications include The Alms Bazaar: Altruism …

Improving Human Security through the Control and Management of Small Arms

Tasneem Jamal Conventional Weapons, Defence & Human Security

ARUSHA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER Arusha, Tanzania March 23-25, 2000 Draft Conference Report Introduction The two-and-a-half day conference on “Improving Human Security Through the Control and Management of Small Arms,” was designed to encourage wider discussion on the issue of small arms proliferation, promote awareness and determine the possibility of a moratorium in the region. The Nairobi Declaration on the Problem …

Kosovo and Civil Society – Some Reflections

Tasneem Jamal Defence & Human Security, Europe

Author Lowell Ewert The Ploughshares Monitor September 1999 Volume 20 Issue 3 This article was adapted from the “Introduction” written by Lowell Ewert and contained in Civil Society: A Foundation for Sustainable Economic Development, edited by Melissa Rose and Lowell Ewert, published by Mercy Corps International and the Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities, 1998. Lowell Ewert is Director of Peace …

Human Security and an Arms Trade Code of Conduct

Kenneth Epps Americas, Conventional Weapons, Defence & Human Security

Author Kenneth Epps The Ploughshares Monitor June 1999 Volume 20 Issue 2 The International Code of Conduct on Arms Transfers proposed by Nobel Peace laureates led by former Costa Rican president Oscar Arias provides an exemplary set of principles for Canada and like-minded countries to collectively bring some real control to the international weapons trade. With its emphasis on compliance with …

Canadian Church Leaders Call for an End to NATO Bombing

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security, Europe

The Canadian Council of Churches OTTAWA (CCC)–In their first formal meeting with a Prime Minister of Canada since 1983, senior leaders of seven member churches of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) urged Canada’s government to press hard for global nuclear disarmament and for a negotiated rather than a military solution to the crisis in Kosovo.  [The former item was …

Canadian Church Leaders Call on Prime Minister to Press for End to NATO Bombing of Kosovo and Yugoslavia

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security, Europe

Letter to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. (français) April 13, l999 The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A OA6 Dear Prime Minister, We write to you as leaders of Christian churches, appealing to you to press for an immediate, unilateral moratorium on the NATO bombing campaign. We are conscious of the heavy responsibilities …