Documents on the Law of UN Peace Operations

Paperback | October 8, 2011

byBruce Oswald, Helen Durham, Adrian Bates

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United Nations peacekeepers currently play a crucial role in international responses to threats to peace and security across the globe. Since 1948 the UN has been involved in over 60 peacekeeping operations. However in the current environment of complex and rapidly changing threats to peace,there has been a dramatic increase in the use of UN peacekeepers to deal with situations of instability. In 2009 alone over 100,000 individuals are deployed on such missions. This situation has resulted in a range of new and pressing challenges to the legal framework applicable during suchcollective international action. This book provides, for the first time, a comprehensive account of the legal framework regulating this area of collective international action. The book contains key documents in the areas of privileges and immunities, human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law. Types of documents featured include foundational treaties, international rules and regulations, memoranda, judgments of the International Courtof Justice, and some mission specific documents. Before each document a prefatory note is included, outlining the historical development of the document as well as its relevance to UN peace operations. To further assist scholars and practitioners in their work, the work concludes with a guide onundertaking further legal research on the laws relevant to peace operations, a list of all UN peace operations and relevant enabling resolutions, and a suggested approach to interpreting Security Council mandates.From scholars and students to policy makers, representatives in the military, police and humanitarian organisations - this book will be an invaluable resource in the development of a better understanding of the legal framework surrounding the establishment, management, and conduct of peaceoperations that are mandated and controlled by the UN.

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United Nations peacekeepers currently play a crucial role in international responses to threats to peace and security across the globe. Since 1948 the UN has been involved in over 60 peacekeeping operations. However in the current environment of complex and rapidly changing threats to peace,there has been a dramatic increase in the use...

Bruce Oswald is a Senior Lecture at the Melbourne Law School. Mr Oswald has served in the Regular Australian Army as a legal officer and has seen operational service in countries including Rwanda, Timor Leste and Iraq. Dr. Helen Durham is a Senior Research Fellow at the Melbourne Law School and has worked for international humanitaria...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:October 8, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199571279

ISBN - 13:9780199571277

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IntroductionPART ONE - ESTABLISHMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF UNITED NATIONS PEACE OPERATIONSA. Institutional Framework1. Charter of the United Nations2. Status-of-Forces Agreement between the United Nations and Host Countries3. Agreements between the United Nations and contributing StatesPART TWO - CONDUCT OF UNITED NATIONS PEACE OPERATIONSA. General Human Rights InstrumentsIntroduction4. Universal Declaration of Human Rights5. Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide6. Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees7. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights8. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights9. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women10. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment11. Convention on the Rights of the Child12. International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances13. Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crimes and Abuse of Powers14. The Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment15. Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement16. Memorandum of Understanding between the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Department of Peace-keeping OperationsB. Protection of United Nations and Associated Personnel17. Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated PersonnelC. International Humanitarian LawIntroduction18. Secretary General's Bulletin: Observance by UN Forces of International Humanitarian Law19. Four Geneva Conventions of 194920. Protocols I and II Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 194921. Protocol III Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem22. Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed ConflictD. Landmark Security Council Resolutions23. HIV/AIDS, SC Res. 1308 (2000)24. Women, Peace and Security, SC Res. 1325 (2000) and SC Res. 1820 (2008)25. Children and Armed Conflict, SC Res. 1612 (2005)26. Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, SC Res. 1674 (2006)PART THREE - ACCOUNTABILITY OF UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPERSA. Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations27. Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United NationsB. Third-Party Liability28. Third-Party Liability: Temporal and Financial LimitationsC. International Criminal Law29. Rome Statute of the International Criminal CourtD. Codes of Conduct, Directives and Guidelines30. Status, Basic Rights and Duties of United Nations Staff Members31. Status, Basic Rights and Duties of Officials other than Secretariat Officials, and Experts on Mission32. United Nations Standards of Conduct: We are United Nations Peacekeeping Personnel33. Directives for Disciplinary Matters Involving Military Members of National Contingents34. Directives for Disciplinary Matters Involving Civilian Police Officers and Military Observers35. Directives on Sexual Harassment in United Nations Peacekeeping and Other Field Missions for Military Members of National Contingents, Military Observers and Civilian Police Officers36. Secretary-General's Bulletin: Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse37. Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials38. Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement OfficialsPART FOUR - KEY INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE CASES39. Reparation for Injuries Suffered in the Service of the United Nations40. Certain Expenses of the United Nations41. Difference Relating to Immunity from Legal Process of a Special Rapporteur of the Commission of Human RightsPART FIVE - MISSION SPECIFIC DOCUMENTSIntroduction42. Secretary-General's Reports and Security Council Resolutions Personnel43. Guidelines for Troop-contributing Countries44. Rules of Engagement - Soldiers Pocket Card45. Mission Components and OfficesPART SIX - RESEARCHResearching United Nations Peace Operations