Peacekeeping Operations under IHL and Human Rights
May 22, 2009 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Online, United States
From Congo to the Sudan, from Liberia to Kosovo, peacekeeping forces are increasingly called upon to protect civilians in times of hostilities. The deployment of peacekeeping forces represents opportunities and challenges in humanitarian protection. Yet, are IHL and human rights norms applicable to peacekeeping operations? To what extent may peacekeeping forces use lethal force to protect civilians? How are humanitarian and security concerns balanced within integrated peacekeeping missions?
Claude Bruderlein, Director of the Program at Harvard, and Naz Modirzadeh, Senior Associate at the Program, hosted the discussion.
Dr. Ray Murphy, Senior Lecturer in Law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Galway, Ireland Lieutenant Colonel
Peter Hayden, Professor at the Naval War College, Newport, RI
Dr. Frederik Naert, Faculty of Law, Leuven University, Belgium