Prosecuting the crime of attack on peacekeepers : a prosecutor's challenge
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Leiden journal of international law, Vol. 23, no. 1, 2010, p. 165-181
Mohamed A. Bangura
The crime of attack on peacekeepers has gained specific attention in the practice of various international courts and tribunals, including the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the International Criminal Court. This article revisits the historical origins, the foundations, and the main issues from a prosecutorial perspective arising in the interpretation and litigation of this crime. It argues that the crime poses unique challenges in relation to charging practice and evidence.