“Human security” as a new concept
of international security of the 20th century
LL.D. Elvira TITKO1
PhD. Myroslav KURTYNETS2
Actually, the second pa rt of the 20th centur y cha racterized by the b eginning of the
conceptual under standing of “human security” in a system of the international security and
internatio nal la w, in genera l. It had linked with the historical past, such as world war s,
many local military conflicts which cla imed the lives millions of people, repr essions,
scientific and technological progr ess (the invention of n uclear weapons, va rious weapons
of mass destr uction), etc. Besides, it ha s linked with the present, such as ter rorism, human
trafficking, acts of aggression, etc., tha t en tails the inevitable destr uction of mankind,
where the safety/security plays a cr ucial role. That`s why, in the ear ly 1990s, the concept of
“human security” was introduced into the interna tional discussion. A number of
internatio nal instruments of the universal a nd regiona l chara cter were adopted about the
issue of the pr otection of human rights in the context of “human security”, was termed the
new concept of the 20th and the 21st centur ies. In this context, the essentia l objective of this
manuscript is the analysis of doctrina l, legal understa nding of the concept of the “Humans
Security”, taking into a ccount the pr esent conditions a nd the example of Ukra ine (the
situation of the East pa rt of the country).
Keywords: human secur ity; human sa fety; human rights; security system.
JEL Classification: K33, K38
It should be pointed out that the complete need to study the issue of
“human security” plays an important theoretical and practical role in the field of
international law, especially regarding peacekeeping, development of countries and
nations, support and ensuring the security of states.
1 Elvira Titko - University of State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Head of the Ukrainian Center of Human
Rights and the Development of Educational Innovations, Ukraine, email@example.com.
2 Myroslav Kurtynets, University of State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, firstname.lastname@example.org.