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The law and practice of peacekeeping, foregrounding human rights, Rosa Freedman, Nicolas Lemay-Hébert and Siobhán Wills

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The law and practice of peacekeeping, foregrounding human rights, Rosa Freedman, Nicolas Lemay-Hébert and Siobhán Wills
Language
eng
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The law and practice of peacekeeping
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Oclc number
1253418883
Responsibility statement
Rosa Freedman, Nicolas Lemay-Hébert and Siobhán Wills
Sub title
foregrounding human rights
Summary
In an increasingly complex world, it is more crucial than ever to have a full picture of how international peacekeeping can be a force for good, but can also have potentially negative impacts on host communities. After thirteen years of presence in Haiti, the highly controversial United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti has now withdrawn. The UN's legacy in Haiti is not all negative, but it does include sexual scandals, the divisive use of force to 'clean up' difficult neighbourhoods as well as a cholera epidemic, brought inadvertently by Nepalese peacekeepers that killed more than 8,000 Haitians and infected more than 600,000. This book presents a unique multi-disciplinary analysis of the legacy of the mission for Haiti. It presents an innovative account of contemporary international peacekeeping law and practice, arguing for a new model of accountability, going beyond the outdated immunity mechanisms to foreground human rights
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half-title page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Contents -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 MINUSTAH - A Reflection of Wider Issues with Peacekeeping -- 1.2 Peacekeeping in a Changing World -- 1.3 The Rise of the Unintended Consequences Agenda -- 1.3.1 Stabilisation and Robust Peacekeeping -- 1.3.2 Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Peacekeepers -- 1.3.3 Cholera Outbreak -- 1.4 Structure of the Book -- 2 A Political History of UN Involvement in Haiti -- 2.1 Nature of the Haitian State: Beyond the Failed State Model -- 2.2 Shared Sovereignty: Between Fragile States and Interventions -- 2.3 Sovereignty in Practice -- 2.4 UN Involvement in Haiti -- 2.5 Conclusion: MINUJUSTH and Beyond -- 3 Integrating Human Rights Norms into UN Peacekeeping Practice -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Military Peacekeepers Are Members of National Armies -- 3.3 The Basis of United Nations' Human Rights Law Obligations -- 3.4 Conclusion -- 4 UN Immunities and Human Rights -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Immunities -- 4.2.1 UN Immunity -- 4.2.2 Immunities of UN Personnel -- 4.3 A Victim-Centred Approach to Accountability -- 4.3.1 Criminal Justice -- 4.3.2 Truth and Reconciliation -- 4.3.3 Human Rights -- 4.3.4 Political Processes -- 4.4 Conclusion -- 5 The Cholera Epidemic: Unintended Consequences and Implications -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Cholera in Haiti: An Overview -- 5.3 Un-accountable: The Fight for Justice -- 5.3.1 The Legal Argument -- 5.4 How the Dispute Was (Not) Resolved by Politics -- 5.4.1 Public Awareness -- 5.4.2 UN Independent Experts on Human Rights -- 5.4.3 Birmingham Initiative -- 5.4.4 The Security Council -- 5.5 Conclusion -- 6 Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Who Guards the Guardians? -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Peacekeeping -- 6.3 Laws and Frameworks -- 6.3.1 Immunities and Jurisdictional Bars -- 6.3.2 Civilian Staff6.3.3 Experts on Mission -- 6.3.4 Military Personnel -- 6.4 Investigations and Prosecutions -- 6.4.1 UN Internal Investigations -- 6.4.2 Troop-Contributing Countries' Investigations -- 6.5 Peacekeeper Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Haiti -- 6.5.1 Children -- 6.5.2 Transactional Sex -- 6.5.3 'Consensual'/Survival Relationships -- 6.5.4 Children Fathered by Peacekeepers -- 6.6 Conclusion -- 7 UN Peacekeepers' Use of Deadly Force to Maintain Law and Order -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Stabilization and Use of Force against 'Spoilers' -- 7.3 Right to Life Obligations of UN Peacekeeping Troops -- 7.4 'Collateral Damage' Caused by MINUSTAH in Cité Soleil the Years 2004-2007 -- 7.5 Rules of Engagement for UN Peacekeepers -- 7.6 Conclusion -- 8 Conclusion -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Peacekeeping Expands to Protect Human Rights but Fails to Incorporate IHRL Standards into Its Practice -- 8.3 Conclusion -- Index
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