The notion of human security first appeared as a post-Cold War attempt to transform the traditional understanding of security – framed in purely state-centric and militaristic terms – into a more comprehensive concept having as ultimate referent object the individual. Stemming from the acknowledgement of the complex character of contemporary violence, human security focuses on the protection of individual lives and recognizes that threats to human security can arise in non-military contexts and from sources other than the military.
The goal of the course is to present the concept of human security in terms of an organizing standard and to introduce the principles that inform the planning, implementation and evaluation of human security-oriented interventions in conflict and post-conflict settings.
- Define the concept of human security in terms of an organizing standard;
- List the five principles that are associated with a human security-oriented approach;
- Identify the “must-do” associated to each principle;
- Transfer the five principles to the planning, implementation and impact evaluation of a peace operation.
- Module 1: Introduction to human security
- Module 2: Operational principles of human security
- Module 3: Applying human security to the planning of a peace operation
- Module 4: Applying human security to the implementation of a peace operation
- Module 5: Applying human security to impact assessment