Use of Force, and International Humanitarian Law

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.

Rembert Boom

ICTY Appeals Chamber Affirm Convictions in Two Cases (June 30, 3016)

Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On June 30, 2016, the Appeals Chamber for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

U.S. Releases Documents on Civilian Casualties from Counterterrorism Strikes (July 1, 2016)

Doug Cantwell

On July 1, 2016, the U.S. government released two documents on civilian causalities resulting from U.S. counterterrorism strikes abroad.

Palestine Becomes 30th State to Ratify the ICC’s Crime of Aggression Amendments, Paving Way for Activation (June 27, 2016)

Ashley Young

On June 27, 2016, Palestine became the thirtieth state party to the Ro

ICC Sentences Jean-Pierre Bemba to Eighteen Years for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity (June 21, 2016)

Aldo Perez

On June 21, 2016, the International Criminal Court sentenced Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to eighteen years’ imprisonm

Former Chadian Head of State Convicted of Crimes Against Humanity by Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal (May 30, 2016)

Aldo Perez

On May 30, 2016, the Extraordinary African Chambers in Dakar, Senegal

Argentinian Court Convicts Former Dictator and Military Associates for Role in Operation Condor (May 28, 2016)

Douglas Cantwell

On May 28, 2016, an Argentinian court (

UN Security Council Condemns Islamic State Attacks in Syria (May 24, 2016)

Aldo Perez

On May 24, 2016, the United Nations Security Council condemned the May 23 terrorist attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Syrian coastal cities of Jableh and Tartous.