UN Peacekeeping in Lebanon, Somalia and Kosovo

Operational and Legal Issues in Practice

Author: Ray Murphy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521843058

Category: Law

Page: 375

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The concept of UN peacekeeping has had to evolve and change to meet the challenges of contemporary sources of conflict; consequently, peacekeeping operations have grown rapidly in number and complexity. This book examines a number of issues associated with contemporary multinational peace operations, and seeks to provide insights into the problems that arise in establishing and deploying such forces to meet the challenges of current conflicts. The focus of the book is three case studies (Lebanon, Somalia and Kosovo), involving a comparative analysis of the traditional peacekeeping in Lebanon, the more robust peace enforcement mission in Somalia, and the international administration undertaken on behalf of the international community in Kosovo. The book analyses the lessons that may be learned from these operations in terms of mandates, command and control, use of force and the relevance of international humanitarian and human rights law to such operations.

Cosmopolitan Peace

Author: Cecile Fabre

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191089567

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 4652

This book articulates a cosmopolitan theory of the principles which ought to regulate belligerents' conduct in the aftermath of war. Throughout, it relies on the fundamental principle that all human beings, wherever they reside, have rights to the freedoms and resources which they need to lead a flourishing life, and that national and political borders are largely irrelevant to the conferral of those rights. With that principle in hand, the book provides a normative defence of restitutive and reparative justice, the punishment of war criminals, the resort to transitional foreign administration as a means to govern war-torn territories, and the deployment of peacekeeping and occupation forces. It also outlines various reconciliatory and commemorative practices which might facilitate the emergence of trust amongst enemies and thereby improve prospects for peace.

Die Immunität der Vereinten Nationen

Verantwortlichkeit für Friedensmissionen

Author: Jakub Krumrey

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161558626

Category: Law

Page: 322

View: 8879

English summary: The remit of the United Nations is to protect human rights. But what happens when this obligation is violated? Are victims able to hold the United Nations to account in court? The unequivocal answer is no - because the UN enjoys legal immunity. Jakub Krumrey challenges this and investigates alternative dispute settlement mechanisms. German description: Die Vereinten Nationen sind eine Organisation uber allem Recht. Dieser Eindruck konnte sich aufdrangen, mochte man die Vereinten Nationen vor einem nationalen Gericht fur ihr Fehlverhalten im Rahmen ihrer Friedensmissionen zur Verantwortung ziehen. Denn sogar angesichts schwerster Menschenrechtsverletzungen, konnen sich die Vereinten Nationen noch auf ihre Immunitat berufen. Das mussten die Hinterbliebenen eines Volkermordes im Srebrenica-Verfahren schmerzlich erfahren. Nach Artikel 105 UN-Charta jedoch geniessen die Vereinten Nationen nur solche Immunitaten, "die zur Verwirklichung ihrer Ziele notwendig sind." Ihre Immunitat scheint daher funktional begrenzt. Kann und soll die Immunitat die Vereinten Nationen daher auch vor dem Vorwurf schutzen, Menschenrechte in eklatanter Weise verletzt zu haben? Jakub Krumrey geht dieser Frage nach und untersucht, ob zumindest alternative Rechtsschutzmoglichkeiten fur die Anspruchsteller bestehen.

NATO and the Western Balkans

From Neutral Spectator to Proactive Peacemaker

Author: Niall Mulchinock

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137597240

Category: Political Science

Page: 293

View: 7346

This book provides a critical examination of NATO’s evolving strategic and operational roles in the Western Balkans since the disintegration of Yugoslavia in 1991, with a particular focus on Bosnia, Kosovo and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in both the conflict and post-conflict phases. While there is a myriad of literature available on the various conflicts that engulfed the former Yugoslavia after the collapse of communism, less has been written on NATO’s overall role in these conflicts. This text, therefore, fills the gap, offering a thematic study of NATO’s roles and duties in this region from the early 1990s to the present day. The ‘levels of analysis’ introduced by Mulchinock provide a new framework for examining NATO’s response to the Yugoslav wars of secession, focusing on the role of key NATO member states and the role of different NATO Secretaries-General, along with the impact of inter-institutional cooperation (and conflict) with other international organisations.

The New International Policing

Author: B. Greener

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023024162X

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 4006

Police personnel have increasingly been deployed outside their own domestic jurisdictions to uphold law and order and to help rebuild states. This book explores the phenomenon of a 'new international policing' and outlines the range of challenges and opportunities it presents to both practitioners and theorists.

Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Military Contingents

Moving Beyond the Current Status Quo and Responsibility under International Law

Author: Róisín Sarah Burke

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004208488

Category: Law

Page: 402

View: 7811

In Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Military Contingents: Moving Beyond the Current Status Quo and Responsibility under International law Róisín Burke explores the difficulty of dealing with sexual offences committed by UN military contingent personnel.

Minority Rights in the Middle East

Author: Joshua Castellino,Kathleen A. Cavanaugh

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191668885

Category: Law

Page: 456

View: 2987

Within the Middle East there are a wide range of minority groups outside the mainstream religious and ethnic culture. This book provides a detailed examination of their rights as minorities within this region, and their changing status throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The rights of minorities in the Middle East are subject to a range of legal frameworks, having developed in part from Islamic law, and in recent years subject to international human rights law and institutional frameworks. The book examines the context in which minority rights operate within this conflicted region, investigating how minorities engage with (or are excluded from) various sites of power and how state practice in dealing with minorities (often ostensibly based on Islamic authority) intersects with and informs modern constitutionalism and international law. The book identifies who exactly can be classed as a minority group, analysing in detail the different religious and ethnic minorities across the region. The book also pays special attention to the plight of minorities who are spread between various states, often as the result of conflict. It assesses the applicable domestic legislative instruments within the three countries investigated as case studies: Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, and highlights key domestic remedies that could serve as models for ensuring greater social cohesion and greater inclusion of minorities in the political life of these countries.


Author: K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598694523


Page: 2563

View: 3973

The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.2 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law:

Author: J. K. Kleffner

Publisher: Asser Press

ISBN: 9789067042703

Category: Law

Page: 588

View: 9973

The world's only annual publication devoted to the study of the laws of armed conflict, the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law provides a truly international forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed academic articles focusing on this highly topical branch of international law. The Yearbook also includes a selection of documents from the reporting period, many of which are not accessible elsewhere, and a comprehensive bibliography of all recent publications in humanitarian law and other relevant fields. Ease of use of the Yearbook is guaranteed by the inclusion of a detailed index. Distinguished by its topicality and contemporary relevance, the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law bridges the gap between theory and practice and serves as a useful reference tool for scholars, practitioners, military personnel, civil servants, diplomats, human rights workers and students.

American Military History

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: Daniel K. Blewett

Publisher: Reference Sources in the Socia


Category: History

Page: 441

View: 1329

Compiles a bibliography of American military reference guides, focusing on general resources including almanacs, chronologies, and encyclopedias.

Humanitarian Intervention and the United Nations

Author: Norrie MacQueen

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748687890

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 2325

A concise and analytical overview of the theoretical and moral issues raised by humanitarian intervention, relating this to the recent historical record.Divided into two parts, it will first explore the setting of contemporary humanitarian interventions i

Peacekeeping cost comparison of actual UN and hypothetical U.S. operations in Haiti : report to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives.

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428930426


Page: N.A

View: 1317

Public Participation in Foreign Policy

Author: James Headley,Andreas Reitzig,Joe Burton

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230282512

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

View: 366

Experts from academia, governments, think tanks, NGOs, trade unions, and businesses investigate whether the public should play a greater role in foreign policy making by analyzing their current role in the Iraq war (USA), Post-Apartheid (South Africa), trade relations with China (New Zealand) and other cases.

The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

Author: Joachim Koops,Joachim Alexander Koops,Norrie MacQueen,Paul D. Williams,Thierry Tardy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199686041

Category: Political Science

Page: 908

View: 2729

The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations offers for the first time a comprehensive overview and assessment of all 67 United Nations peacekeeping operations conducted between 1948 and 2013. Written by leading scholars and senior practitioners the handbook presents a chapter-by-chapter chronological analysis of the historical background, major development and overall effectiveness of each UN peacekeeping operation. In addition, the handbook includes a collection of thematic chapters that examine key issues such as 'major trends of peace operations', 'the link between peacekeeping, humanitarian interventions and the responsibility to protect', 'peacekeeping and international law', 'the UN's inter-organizational partnerships' and 'how to evaluate success or failure'. This handbook brings together leading scholars and senior practitioners in order to provide a comprehensive assessment of the successes, failures and lessons learned of UN peacekeeping since 1948. This is a unique reference book for scholars and practitioners working in the field of international relations, international security, peacekeeping and global governance.

Baltic Yearbook of International Law

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789004147881

Category: International law

Page: 388

View: 4380

The Baltic Yearbook of International Law is an annual publication containing contributions on topical issues in international law and related fields that are relevant to Baltic affairs and beyond. In addition to articles on different aspects of international law, each Yearbook focuses on a theme with particular importance to the development of international law.