Reparations for Mass Torts Involving the United Nations

Misguided Exceptionalism in Peacekeeping Operations

In: International Organizations Law Review
Carla Ferstman University of Essex,

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In recent years, UN peacekeepers have been accused of several mass torts causing significant injury to host populations. Using the International Law Commission’s Draft Articles on the Responsibility of International Organizations as a backdrop, this article charts the efforts taken by host populations to seek reparation for the harms they suffered and the responses of the UN to arguments about their institutional liability and the consequential obligations to afford reparation. The author argues that the misapplication of the lex specialis principle has been central to the UN’s avoidance strategies.

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