“Human protection is a subset of the more encompassing concept of human security. The latter reminds us that the security of “we the peoples” matters every bit as much as the security of states. Human protection addresses more immediate threats to the survival of individuals and groups.
The task of human protection is neither simple nor easy. We don't always succeed. But we must keep trying to make a difference. That is our individual and collective responsibility.”
"Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Cyril Foster Lecture, 2011 "
The Human Protection Hub (HPH) is a research and policy unit situated in the Griffith Asia Institute. The Hub aims to provide governments, international organizations, civil society groups and the research community with new knowledge to inform policy concerning the prevention of human protection crises and protection of vulnerable populations. This includes human protection in the face of humanitarian emergencies, including man-made and natural disasters.
Our current projects have a number of partners including the United Nations Joint Office of the Special Advisers to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect, the International Peace Institute (IPI), the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (UQ), the Stanley Foundation and AusAID.
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Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict: Galvanising the International Community to Greater Effort.
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UN Security Council- Responsibility to Protect
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The East Asian Quiet Revolution
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