Protectors on trial? Prosecuting peacekeepers for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the International Criminal Court

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Title Protectors on trial? Prosecuting peacekeepers for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the International Criminal Court
Author O'Brien, Melanie
Journal Name International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Allegations of criminal conduct have been made against UN peacekeeping personnel. While only a small number commit criminal offences, these personnel must be held accountable for their actions. Ensuring accountability is difficult due to jurisdictional issues, including in which jurisdiction (host state, sending state, or third state) to prosecute offenders. However, the possibility of the International Criminal Court exercising jurisdiction over peacekeeping personnel (civilian or military) has not really been considered. This article will examine the potential applicability of the substantive law of war crimes and crimes against humanity under the Rome Statute to crimes committed by peacekeeping personnel.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlcj.2012.03.006
Copyright Statement Copyright 2012 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 40
Page from 223
Page to 241
ISSN 1756-0616
Date Accessioned 2012-06-14; 2012-08-26T23:39:54Z
Research Centre ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject International Law (excl International Trade Law)
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/46549
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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