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Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Military Contingents

Moving Beyond the Current Status Quo and Responsibility under International Law


Róisín Sarah Burke

In Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Military Contingents: Moving Beyond the Current Status Quo and Responsibility under International law Róisín Burke explores the legal, conceptual and practical difficulties of dealing with sexual offences committed by military contingent personnel deployed on UN peace operations. Some of the inadequacies of current legal frameworks for dealing with such abuses are examined. The book addresses the difficulties with applying international humanitarian law, human rights law and/or international criminal law in this context, and the broader issue of state/international organization responsibility. The book proposes policy options to increase accountability both for perpetrators and for troop contributing nations otherwise indifferent to the crimes of their national contingents.

Jan Asmussen

. Hybrid Warfare in Eastern Ukraine The Ukrainian crisis that started in late 2014 has brought back to Europe the sense that a new European house of peace that the last Soviet President Michal Gorbachev had called for is far from being a reality. When, on 21 November 2013, the Ukrainian journalist

Edited by Charles Chernor Jalloh and Alhagi B.M. Marong

Promoting Accountability under International Law for Gross Human Rights Violations in Africa is pre-eminently a study on the work and contribution of the first international judicial mechanism, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), devoted exclusively to challenging impunity for serious international crimes committed in Africa. This volume is dedicated to the eminent international jurist Justice Hassan Bubacar Jallow, the Tribunal’s longest serving Chief Prosecutor and the first prosecutor of the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals. The noted scholar and practitioner contributors discuss various aspects of the law, jurisprudence and practice of the Tribunal over its twenty year existence, while also drawing lessons for current and future international courts such as the International Criminal Court. Themes covered include the role of the international prosecutor; the prosecution of sexual and gender-based crimes; the relationship between national and international courts; the role of other international institutions in challenging impunity; and the role of African languages in international criminal trials. Given its wide ranging substantive coverage, this book will be invaluable to anyone interested in criminal justice, human rights and humanitarian law whether in Africa or other parts of the world.

David Tolbert and Laura A. Smith

Jelle van Buuren

footloose and can be conducted remotely and in that way leaves the concepts of national sovereignty and national oversight mechanisms increasingly obsolete. The dilemmas of overseeing intelligence services are further complicated as a result of emerging hybrid intelligence assemblages in which both public

Philip Remler

such an affiliation is embodied in the treaties it has signed with Abkhazia and South Ossetia (see below). 2 Hybrid Warfare The term “hybrid warfare” has been applied to the type of war Russia has been waging in Ukraine since the first “little green men” appeared in Crimea. There is no one

Alexander Osipov

human security and hybrid war; eu neighbourhood policy as a determinant of the crisis; the role of the osce ; systemic features of the pre-2014 territorial autonomy in Crimea which turned out to be a weak link of the Ukrainian statehood; and human rights problems in the annexed Crimean peninsula

Joris Voorhoeve

Introduction 1 It is very regrettable that the basic agreements on which the osce rests have been violated. Since the Helsinki Final Act and the Charter of Paris, tens of millions of people have suffered from war, civil war, hybrid war and the threat of violence—particularly in

Foreword  273 Alexander Osipov Special Section Articles The Ukraine Crisis as a Challenge to Human Security in Europe  277 Lars-Erik Lundin International Crisis Management and Human Security in the Framework of ‘Hybrid Wars’ and Unrecognized States: Lessons

Walter Kemp and Leopold Schmertzing

proxy and hybrid wars and tensions along the fault lines that run between the eu ’s (new) neighbourhood and Russia’s near abroad. Inter-state and intra-state conflict settlement will be more dynamic because of these tensions; they may be lifted onto a regional or international level with mixed results