Accountability Of Peace Support Operations
Quis custodiet ipsos custodies? In other words, who guards the guardians? At a time when the mandate of many peace support operations includes halting violations of international humanitarian law by third parties, there is still a lack of clarity concerning accountability of peace support operations themselves. This book addresses that accountability, focusing on peace support operations under the command and control of the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It is concerned with the accountability of international organizations as well as troops contributing and member states, but not of individuals. Drawing on existing and emerging doctrines of international law, including the law of state responsibility, the law of responsibility of international organizations, international institutional law and international humanitarian law, and on the basis of state practice, this book makes a strong plea for improving mechanisms to implement the accountability of peace support operations under international humanitarian law. The Paul Reuter Prize 2006 was awarded to Marten Zwanenburg for this book.
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Table of Abbreviations
Attribution of conduct of peace support operations
1o Analysis of state practice in connection with United Nations peace
Scope of application of international humanitarian law to peace support
Threshold of application
1949 Geneva Conventions accountability action Additional Protocol Advisory Opinion agreement armed conﬂict armed forces attribution of conduct authority Bankovic basis Bosnia breaches of international claims commission command and control Committee common Article concerning Court customary international law deﬁned deﬁnition diﬂerent Droit International established European exercise ﬁeld ﬁrst Herzegovina human rights ICJ Reports ILC draft articles implementation individual international humanitarian law international legal personality international organizations international responsibility internationally wrongful act Journal of International jurisdiction KFOR Kosovo Kosovo Force legal consequences liability mandate military national contingents NATO Netherlands norms ofthe ombudsman ONUC Operation Allied Force peace support operations Peacekeeping peremptory norms personnel practice principles question referred reﬂects reparation Republic responsibility of international Secretary—General Security Council Resolution SFOR Somalia Special Rapporteur speciﬁc supra note territory tion tional treaty Tribunal troop contributing UN Charter United Kingdom United Nations Forces UNOSOM UNOSOM II violations of international Yugoslavia