Recent developments have influenced the relationship between civilian agencies, militaries and non-state actors in the Asia-Pacific to facilitate an improvement in humanitarian civil–military relations to protect and assist disaster-affected communities.
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On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it is worth considering it in terms of the protection of human rights within Australia. Australia has failure to implement domestically the terms of the two founding Covenants, and the resulting piecemeal protections that exist for human rights.
As the Pacific Pivot gathers momentum, it is time for more breadth in Pacific security analysis and more sustained effort to invite women to be part of negotiations. And it is time that those devising this security architecture reacquaint themselves with our government’s promises to Pacific women.
The role of Police in United Nations (UN) peace operations has shifted such that the organisation is now more deeply involved in missions, evolving from “watchers” to “coaches” in undertaking reform and building up national law enforcement agencies and at times providing interim operational support.