Peace Operations and International Criminal Justice
Building Peace after Mass Atrocities
This new volume provides the first thorough examination of the involvement of peace enforcement soldiers in the detention of indicted war criminals.
The book firstly addresses why peace enforcement missions need to be involved in detaining indicted war criminals. This discussion includes an analysis of how the securing of justice and transitional justice is incorporated into the UN’s approach to peace-building. It also explores IFOR’s, SFOR’s and KFOR’s activities aimed at detaining indicted war criminals, before turning to an analysis of how the detaining of indicted war criminals is incorporated into peace enforcement doctrines, mandates and rules of engagement. The book then outlines the mechanisms that need to be established in order to enable peace enforcers to effectively arrest war criminals in the areas where they are deployed. It concludes with a discussion of the prospects for the involvement of peace enforcement soldiers in the detention of indicted war criminals, and of what lessons future peace enforcement missions can learn from the experience of IFOR, SFOR and KFOR.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1: Peace Missions, Global Order and Transitional Justice 1. Peace Missions and Global Order 2. Peace Missions and Transitional Justice Part 2: UN Peace Missions’ Involvement in Securing Justice and Transitional Justice 3. UN Peace Missions, Peace-Building and Justice 4. UN Peace Missions, Peace-Building and Transitional Justice Part 3: The Experiences of IFOR, SFOR and KFOR 5. IFOR and the Detention of Indicted War Criminals 6. SFOR and the Detention of Indicted War Criminals 7. KFOR and the Detention of Indicted War Criminals Part 4: Preparing, Authorising and Ensuring the Detention of Indicted War Criminals 8. Preparing Peace Enforcement Soldiers for Detaining Indicted War Criminals: Incorporating the Detention of Indicted War Criminals into the Military Doctrines of Peace Enforcement Missions 9. Authorising Peace Enforcement Soldiers to Detain Indicted War Criminals: Incorporating the Detention of Indicted War Criminals into the Mandate and Rules of Engagement 10. Ensuring the Detention of Indicted War Criminals: Improving the Practices of Peace Enforcement Missions aiming at Detaining Indicted War Criminals Part 5: Peace Missions and Politics 11. Peace Missions: Peace, Justice and Politics Part 6: Assisting Peace Enforcement Missions in the Apprehension of Indicted War Criminals 12. Peace Enforcement Soldiers Cannot Do It Alone: Involving International Institutions and Organisations and the Local Population in Locating Indicted War Criminals 13. Peace Enforcement Soldiers Cannot Do It Alone: Involving International and Local Agencies in Apprehending Indicted War Criminals. Conclusion. Bibliography
Majbritt Lyck was formerly a lecturer in the Department of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford. She has a PhD in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford.