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Revision of the DSCO: Human Rights to the Fore

Ali Ahmed was Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile
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  • March 22, 2011

    The Doctrine for Sub Conventional Operations (DSCO) is due for review this year. This Brief suggests directions in which the Doctrine can better address the Human Rights factor. It brings out that certain doctrinal formulations lend themselves to a permissive understanding of the use of force. This impinges on the HR factor, rightly taken in the doctrine as central to counter insurgency. The Brief recommends measures to reconcile use of force and the HR factor, which is imperative in light of the idea of India that the nation is working towards.

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