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Human Rights Functions of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

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ISBN13: 9789041119100
ISBN: 9041119108
Published: June 2004
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: £162.00

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United Nations peacekeeping has evolved as a practical measure for preserving international peace and security. Contemporary peacekeeping has two important features: the use of force which arguably exceeds self-defence on the one hand, and multifunctional operations on the other.;The Security Council has started considering a wide range of factors including serious human rights violations as threats to international peace and security. Recognising the UN's principle to seek peaceful settlement which underlies the legality of peacekeeping, this research focuses on the human rights functions of multifunctional peacekeeping operations. Such functions have immense potential for enhancing conflict resolution through peaceful means.;In order to illustrate these issues and the diverse practice of UN peacekeeping, the author of this book has dealt with four detailed case studies: El Salvador; Cambodia; Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. The achievements, problems and defects experienced by different operations are analysed using the insights of the author's own experience in a peacekeeping operation.

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Acknowledgements. Abstract. List of Abbreviations. Introduction.
1. United Nations Mechanism for International Peace and Security.
2. Evolution of United Nations Peacekeeping.
3. Human Rights Functions of the United Nations Observation Mission in El Salvador.
4. Human Rights Functions of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia.
5. The United Nations Human Rights Field Operation in Rwanda.
6. Human Rights Functions of the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in the Former Yugoslavia.
7. Protection of Human Rights and United Nations Peacekeeping. Conclusion. Index. Bibliography. Appendix.