Peace Operations and International Criminal Justice: Building Peace after Mass Atrocities

1st Edition

Majbritt Lyck

Routledge
Published December 21, 2009
Reference - 266 Pages
ISBN 9780415575331 - CAT# Y107496
Series: Contemporary Security Studies

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Summary

This new volume provides the first thorough examination of the involvement of peace enforcement soldiers in the detention of indicted war criminals.

The book firstly addresses why peace enforcement missions need to be involved in detaining indicted war criminals. This discussion includes an analysis of how the securing of justice and transitional justice is incorporated into the UN’s approach to peace-building. It also explores IFOR’s, SFOR’s and KFOR’s activities aimed at detaining indicted war criminals, before turning to an analysis of how the detaining of indicted war criminals is incorporated into peace enforcement doctrines, mandates and rules of engagement. The book then outlines the mechanisms that need to be established in order to enable peace enforcers to effectively arrest war criminals in the areas where they are deployed. It concludes with a discussion of the prospects for the involvement of peace enforcement soldiers in the detention of indicted war criminals, and of what lessons future peace enforcement missions can learn from the experience of IFOR, SFOR and KFOR.

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