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Polis (Santiago)

versión On-line ISSN 0718-6568

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CHECA HIDALGO, Diego. The protective power of non violence: Human Rights defenders and non violent international interventions. Polis [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.33, pp.323-344. ISSN 0718-6568.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-65682012000300016.

This article investigates the increasingly common phenomenonof nonviolent international interventions for conflict transformations. In particular, it discusses the effects that such interventions cause on the protection andempowerment of those human rights activists who are living risky situations dueto his work in highly violent conflict environments. This article sets the context inwhich these initiatives emerged and developed, analysing their main features andit considers the case of the protection provided by Peace Brigades International tohuman rights defenders. This case study extracts important conclusions about thepotential role that nonviolent international interventions could offer to theinternational community in the fields of violence prevention, conflict resolutionand peace-building.

Palabras clave : Civil Society; Human Rights; Nonviolence; ConflictsTransformation; Peace-building.

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