Civilian (In)security in the Darfur Region of Sudan

"This paper aims to examine the extent of the protection of civilians in the Darfur region of Sudan. Furthermore, it explores efforts by the AU and the international community to resolve the conflict. To this end, the paper will interrogate the following issues: The impact of historical, ethnic, religious and colonial legacies on the human insecurity in Darfur and their influence on the region’s postcolonial political landscape; The dynamics of the conflict in Sudan and how they impinge on the implementation of the principles relating to the responsibility to protect civilians in Darfur; and Lessons to be learned from the Darfur conflict and efforts towards its resolution."