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Documents on the Law of UN Peace Operations (eBook)

ISBN13: 9780191024528
Published: March 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
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United Nations peacekeepers currently play a crucial role in international responses to threats to peace and security across the globe.

Since 1948 the UN has been involved in over 60 peacekeeping operations. However in the current environment of complex and rapidly changing threats to peace, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of UN peacekeepers to deal with situations of instability. In 2009 alone over 100,000 individuals are deployed on such missions.

This situation has resulted in a range of new and pressing challenges to the legal framework applicable during such collective international action. This book provides, for the first time, a comprehensive account of the legal framework regulating this area of collective international action.

The book contains key documents in the areas of privileges and immunities, human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law. Types of documents featured include foundational treaties, international rules and regulations, memoranda, judgments of the International Court of Justice, and some mission specific documents. Before each document a prefatory note is included, outlining the historical development of the document as well as its relevance to UN peace operations.

To further assist scholars and practitioners in their work, the work concludes with a guide on undertaking further legal research on the laws relevant to peace operations, a list of all UN peace operations and relevant enabling resolutions, and a suggested approach to interpreting Security Council mandates.

From scholars and students to policy makers, representatives in the military, police and humanitarian organisations - this book will be an invaluable resource in the development of a better understanding of the legal framework surrounding the establishment, management, and conduct of peace operations that are mandated and controlled by the UN.

Public International Law, eBooks
A. Institutional Framework
1: Charter of the United Nations
2: Status-of-Forces Agreement between the United Nations and Host Countries
3: Agreements between the United Nations and contributing States
A. General Human Rights Instruments
4: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
5: Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
6: Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees
7: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
8: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
9: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
10: Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
11: Convention on the Rights of the Child
12: International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances
13: Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crimes and Abuse of Powers
14: The Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment
15: Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement
16: Memorandum of Understanding between the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Department of Peace-keeping Operations
B. Protection of United Nations & Associated Personnel
17: Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel
C. International Humanitarian Law
18: Secretary General's Bulletin: Observance by UN Forces of International Humanitarian Law
19: Four Geneva Conventions of 1949
20: Protocols I and II Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949
21: Protocol III Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem
22: Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict
D. Landmark Security Council Resolutions
23: HIV/AIDS, SC Res.
1308 (2000)
24: Women, Peace and Security, SC Res.
1325 (2000) and SC Res.
1820 (2008)
25: Children and Armed Conflict, SC Res.
1612 (2005)
26: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, SC Res.
1674 (2006)
A. Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations
27: Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations
B. Third-Party Liability
28: Third-Party Liability: Temporal and Financial Limitations
C. International Criminal Law
29: Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
D. Codes of Conduct, Directives and Guidelines
30: Status, Basic Rights and Duties of United Nations Staff Members
31: Status, Basic Rights and Duties of Officials other than Secretariat Officials, and Experts on Mission
32: United Nations Standards of Conduct: We are United Nations Peacekeeping Personnel
33: Directives for Disciplinary Matters Involving Military Members of National Contingents
34: Directives for Disciplinary Matters Involving Civilian Police Officers and Military Observers
35: Directives on Sexual Harassment in United Nations Peacekeeping and Other Field Missions for Military Members of National Contingents, Military Observers and Civilian Police Officers
36: Secretary-General's Bulletin: Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse
37: Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials
38: Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials
39: Reparation for Injuries Suffered in the Service of the United Nations
40: Certain Expenses of the United Nations
41: Difference Relating to Immunity from Legal Process of a Special Rapporteur of the Commission of Human Rights
42: Secretary-General's Reports and Security Council Resolutions Personnel
43: Guidelines for Troop-contributing Countries
44: Rules of Engagement - Soldiers Pocket Card
45: Mission Components and Offices
Researching United Nations Peace Operations