This specialization course is focused on legal aspects of UN peace operations. This includes “traditional” UN peacekeeping operations such as the United Nations Emergency Force I, through later operations such as the UN Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until recent UN operations such as the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and international territorial administrations such as the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). The course will deal inter alia with the following aspects of peace operations: legal basis of peace operations; use of force and Rules of Engagement; Status of Forces Agreements and jurisdiction, and responsibility for internationally wrongful acts and claims. Guest speakers will be invited to share their expertise on specific issues. The course will try to balance practical and theoretical legal aspects of peace operations.
Disclaimer: This course has been updated to the best of our knowledge at the current time of publishing. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the fluctuating changes in lock down regulations all information contained within this course description are subject to change up to 1 September 2020.
Due to the uncertainty of the Covid 19 virus after 1 September 2020, changes to the course description can only be made in the event of strict necessity and only in the circumstances where the interests of the students are not impinged. Should there be a need for any change during the duration of the course, this will be informed to all students on a timely basis and will not be to the prejudice of students. Modifications after 1 September 2020 may only be done with the approval and consent of the Faculty Board.