There are numerous legal difficulties with the legal frameworks, policies and systems presently un place to deal with sexual offences by peacekeepers in many contexts. Particular focus to date has been placed on the United Nations. Less considered are the parallel regulatory frameworks operative in the context of peacekeeping done beyond the United Nations by regional organisations. This seminar will trace some of the developments within the UN system in the last few years in response to sexual abuse and exploitation by UN peacekeepers. The speaker will also speak about some aspects of the developing framework governing African Union peacekeeping personnel.
You can find here the paper behind this presentation published by the Journal of International Peacekeeping. Róisín Burke is intending to expand this research into a larger project in collaboration with the University of Tokyo.