The applicability of the laws of armed conflict to peacekeeping operations
Routledge handbook of the law of armed conflict
London ; New York : Routledge, 2016
This chapter addresses different debates over UN peacekeeping operations and international humanitarian law. It starts with the debate over the applicability of international humanitarian law to UN peacekeeping operations which spanned the 1990s and ended with the promulgation of the Secretary-General’s Bulletin on the Observance by United Nations Forces of International Humanitarian Law. It then addresses the more complex debate which emerged in the decade that followed over the scope of application of IHL in the specificities of UN operations, the “duality” of peacekeepers (as civilians and combatant), the application of the laws of occupation to UN transitional administrations, the convergence or divergence of IHL and international human rights law and the responsibility of the UN for violations of IHL or IHRL by members of its peacekeeping operations.
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