International humanitarian law series ; 42. 1389-6776.
In this book Róisín Burke explores the legal, conceptual and practical difficulties of dealing with sexual offences committed by military contingent personnel deployed on UN peace operations. Some of the inadequacies of current legal frameworks for dealing with such abuses are examined. The book addresses the difficulties with applying international humanitarian law, human rights law and/or international criminal law in this context, and the broader issue of state/international organization responsibility. The book proposes policy options to increase accountability both for perpetrators and for troop contributing nations otherwise indifferent to the crimes of their national contingents -- Source other than Library of Congress.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-376) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Background : current accountability framework and UN initiatives Status of forces and jurisdictional immunity Applicability of international law and SEA by UMC personnel The ICC as an avenue for the prosecution of UMC personnel Moving beyond the status quo : alternatives for holding UMC personnel to account? State and international organization responsibility Main findings and conclusions.