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Human Rights and Ethics

Humanitarian Diplomacy

This research provides a compendium of experiences presented and analyzed by 14 senior humanitarian practitioners who led humanitarian operations in settings as diverse as the Balkans and Nepal; Somalia and East Timor and across a time frame from the 1970s in Cambodia and 1980s in Lebanon to more recent engagements in Colombia and Iraq.

The resulting publication provides context-setting essays on the theory and practice of humanitarian diplomacy and on the ingredients of the craft as practiced by humanitarian professionals. The research and its findings would provide a unique resource for the practitioner, policy communities and students of humanitarian action, as well as for the concerned international public on whose support humanitarian action in such settings depends.

Invaluable insight is provided into the crucial lessons learned from recent relief operations and consideration is given to what might be done to make this work more effective.


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