During armed conflict, civilians often pay a heavy price. They may face daily threats of violence and death as they find themselves inadvertently caught up in the middle of a conflict. Despite being protected under international humanitarian and human rights
law, civilians continue to be the victims of violence.
This strategy paper sets out the actions the UK Government sees as necessary to help protect civilians in armed conflict, building on work that is already going on in the UK and internationally.
UK Government strategy on the protection of civilians in armed conflict [PDF, 1.9MB, new window]