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The UN Security Council and Civil War

The UN Security Council and Civil War

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The UN Security Council and Civil War

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  1. The UN Security Council and Civil War First Insights from a New Dataset

  2. A civil war is an… • armed conflict • between a government and one or more non-state opposition groups • causally linked to a dispute over government and/or territory in the state where force is used and • resulting in at least 500 battle-related deaths during a given year during the conflict. What is a civil war? Definition based on terminology developed by Uppsala University

  3. Security Council resolutions and civil wars Source: IPI Security Council Compliance Database, v. 1.01

  4. Security Council attention to active civil wars and postconflict situations Source: IPI Security Council Compliance Database, v.1.01

  5. Security Council demands to civil war parties by thematic category Source: IPI Security Council Compliance Database, v.1.01

  6. Security Council demands to civil-war parties by region Source: IPI Security Council Compliance Database, v.1.01

  7. Security Council demands to civil-war parties by political authority characteristics Data source: CIDCM Polity IV project, Freedom House Freedom in the World Country Ratings dataset, and IPI Security Council Compliance Database, v.1.01

  8. 44% of all demands to civil-war parties in Security Council resolutions reiterate commitments made by all or some conflict parties • UNSC’s endorsement of peace process raises reputational costs of non-compliance and signals international community’s endorsement of agreement among conflict parties Security Council demands reiterating prior commitments by civil-war parties

  9. Security Council demands to civil-war parties and the use of sanctions Source: IPI Security Council Compliance Database, v.1.01

  10. Analysis of extent and reasons for civil-war parties’ compliance and non-compliance with UN Security Council resolutions • Publication of edited volume and further policy reports • Publication of major database Next steps in this project