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The UN and Human Rights, Who Guards the Guardians?


Goetze, C, The UN and Human Rights, Who Guards the Guardians?, International Peacekeeping, 20, (5) pp. 641-643. ISSN 1353-3312 (2013) [Review Single Work]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/13533312.2013.864010


Verdirame’s question ‘who guards the guardians?’ is more than timely. As the number of UN peacekeeping operations has increased enormously in the past 20 years, so has the number of violent acts against populations by peacekeepers. Scandals about peacekeepers’ violence against exactly those people they are supposed to protect have in recent years tarnished peacekeeping in the Congo, in Somalia, in Haiti, in Sierra Leone and Liberia and other places. It is, indeed, high time that the question is asked about what exactly the legal framework of peacekeeping is, and particularly of its practice on the ground.

Item Details

Item Type:Review Single Work
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:International relations
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:International relations
Objective Field:International organisations
UTAS Author:Goetze, C (Dr Catherine Goetze)
ID Code:122522
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-11-16
Last Modified:2017-11-16

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