UN Human Rights Council ceiling (Image: Jean-Marc Ferré, Allegra Laboratory)

UN Human Rights Council ceiling (Image: Jean-Marc Ferré, Allegra Laboratory)

Regarding Rights blog - Tainted UN Peacekeepers: Reportage from the Ground

29th August 2014

In this Regarding Rights blog post, Mandira Sharma and Ingrid Massage of the Advocacy Forum-Nepal, and Suhas Chakma, Ben Schonveld, and Kathryn Johnson, of the Asian Centre for Human Rights report that here have been consistent reports of serious rights violations—in particular sexual exploitation and abuses—by peacekeepers.  This blog post asks, have people responsible of such violations in their home countries been selected for UN operations nevertheless? Are countries exporting human rights violators to countries in need of peacekeepers? 

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Regarding Rights is an initiative of the Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ). Under the auspices of Professor Hilary Charlesworth’s ARC Laureate Fellowship Project ‘Strengthening the international human rights system: rights, regulation and ritualism’, Regarding Rights provides a forum for voices from activism and academia to comment on important issues in human rights.

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