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United Nations Peacekeeping (PJD)


This specialization course is focused on legal aspects of UN peace operations. It 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.

Currently these pages are being updated to reflect the courses for 2022 - 2023. Until these pages are fixed as per 1 September 2022 no rights can be claimed from the information which is currently contained within.
Should there be any future changes of the Covid 19 virus which may impinge our teaching and assessment, these could necessitate modification of the course descriptions after 1 September. This will only happen in the event of strict necessity and the interests of the students will be taken into account. Should there be a need for any change during the course, this will be informed to all students on a timely basis. Modifications after 1 September 2022 may only be done with the approval and consent of the Faculty Board and Programme Director.