Contemporary UN peace operations are expected to implement ambitious protection of civilians (POC) mandates while supporting host states through conflict prevention, peacemaking, and peacebuilding strategies. Reconciling these people-oriented POC mandates and the state-centric logic of UN-mandated interventions ranks among the greatest challenges facing peace operations today.This report explores how peace operations implement POC mandates when […]Read more
Author Patryk I. Labuda
Patryk I. Labuda is a non-resident fellow at IPI.
Patryk is a Hauser Post-Doctoral Global Fellow at New York University School of Law and a visiting fellow at the NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Patryk’s research lies at the intersection of international law, transitional justice and peacekeeping. His current research examines the use of non-lethal force and the Protection of Civilians in UN peacekeeping, and includes fieldwork in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and South Sudan. Patryk has previously worked in transitional justice and human rights in DR Congo, Sudan, South Sudan and most recently in Libya. He earned a Ph.D. in international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and holds degrees in law and history from Columbia Law School and Adam Mickiewicz University.