Conflict Prevention and Mitigation / Post Conflict Reconstruction

Launch of Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating to Humanitarian Relief Operations in Situations of Armed Conflict (October 30, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On October 30, 2016, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in conjunction with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Arme

Colombia Rejects Peace Deal with FARC After Plebiscite (October 2, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On October 2, 2016, the people of Colombia narrowly rejected a peace deal negotiated betwe

UN Security Council Condemns North Korea's Nuclear Weapons and Ballistic Missile Tests (September 9, 2016)

Author: 
Douglas Cantwell

On September 9, 2016, the United Nations Security Council issued a press statement condemning the Democratic People’s R

UN Security Council Approves Additional Peacekeepers for South Sudan (August 12, 2016)

Author: 
Douglas Cantwell

On August 12, 2016, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution approving the deployment of an additional 4,0

Preliminary UN Investigations Find Government of South Sudan Committed Widespread Violations Against Country’s Population (August 4, 2016)

Author: 
Aldo Perez

On August 4, 2016, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said in a

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile into Waters off Japan (August 3, 2016)

Author: 
Aldo Perez

On August 3, 2016, North Korea fired an intermediate range ballistic missile into Japan’s exclusive economic zone (E

UN Security Council Authorizes States to Help Libya Destroy Chemical Weapons Stockpile (July 22, 2016)

Author: 
Douglas Cantwell

On July 22, 2016, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution authorizing states to ass

UN Report Finds Impunity for Killings “Remains Rampant” in Ukraine Conflict (July 14, 2016)

Author: 
Aldo Perez

On July 14, 2016, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a

ICC Finds Uganda and Djibouti Failed to Comply With Request for Arrest and Surrender of Al Bashir (July 11, 2016)

Author: 
Aldo Perez

On July 11, 2016, the International Criminal Court (ICC) held that Uganda and Djibouti failed to comply with a request for the arrest and surrender of Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir

Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping: Can the General Assembly Unite Against Impunity of Military Peacekeepers?

More than ever, the United Nations relies on armed peacekeeping to promote peace and security. Currently, more than 120 member states contribute about 90,000 troops (peacekeepers) on a voluntary basis to fourteen peacekeeping operations around the globe.[1] Unfortunately, some of these troop contributing countries (TCCs) continue to violate their international obligation to hold their peacekeepers accountable whenever they commit crimes against the local population, whom they are supposed to protect.

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Volume: 
20
Issue: 
13
Author: 
Rembert Boom
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