Foreign Policy and International Law

Impunity of Military Peacekeepers: Will the UN Start Naming and Shaming Troop Contributing Countries?

Introduction

The focus of this Insight is on the criminal accountability of members of the military component that may be part of United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations (military members). Unfortunately, several member states that have contributed military members (Troop Contributing Countries or TCCs) have failed to hold their members accountable for alleged criminal misconduct such as rape.

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Volume: 
19
Issue: 
25
Author: 
Rembert Boom
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U.S. Lifts Sanctions Against Liberia (November 12, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On November 12, 2015, President Obama published an Executive Order termina

A Right to Hope? Extradition to the U.S. and Life Without Parole

Introduction

[H]ope is an important and constitutive aspect of the human person. Those who commit the most abhorrent and egregious of acts and who inflict untold suffering upon others, nevertheless retain their fundamental humanity and carry within themselves the capacity to change . . . To deny them the experience of hope would be to deny a fundamental aspect of their humanity and, to do that, would be degrading.[1]

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Volume: 
19
Issue: 
22
Author: 
Emily MacKenzie
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ICC Appeals Chamber Reverses Decision on Kenya’s Noncompliance under the Rome Statute (August 19, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On August 19, 2015, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (Appeals Chamber)

U.S. Treasury Publishes New Guidance on Iran Sanctions Regarding Implementation of the JCPOA (August 7, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On August 7, 2015, the U.S.

Kosovo Parliament Amends Constitution to Allow for War Crimes Court (August 3, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On August 3, 2015, Kosovo’s Parliament voted to amend the state Constitution to create a war crimes court that would allow for the trial of ethnic Albanians accused of war crimes during the 1998–99