Use of Deadly Force by Peacekeepers Operating Outside of Armed Conflict Situations: What Laws Apply?

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Abstract

The United Nations has not published any formal statement as to the
legal framework governing peacekeepers’ use of force when they are not
engaged as combatants in an armed conflict. However, the United Nations
has developed a working doctrine that it applies to all Chapter VII mandated missions, regardless of whether they are deployed into situations of
armed conflict or not. This article analyzes this doctrine and its effects in
practice, drawing on interviews with UN Legal Officers, relevant United
Nations and human rights documents, and on information learned in the
course of field research on the impact of UN operations to combat criminal
violence in Haiti.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-702
Number of pages39
JournalHuman Rights Quarterly
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018

Keywords

  • use of force
  • UN peacekeepers
  • Haiti
  • human rights

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