Legal Accountability for Sexual Offences by UN Non-Military Peacekeeping and Other Personnel
Sexual offences by UN peacekeepers and personnel have been documented since the early 1990s concerning peacekeeping missions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, East Timor, Haiti, Liberia, Sierra Leone and South Sudan, amongst others. While prosecutions have taken place, and while the UN has implemented reforms, there is still an institutional failing to hold perpetrators accountable and provide redress for victims. The purpose of this roundtable is to discuss the possibilities of a special court mechanism for UN personnel posted in and beyond peacekeeping missions who are accused of crimes of sexual abuse. Participants will consider in detail the framing, functions, establishment, and operation of such a mechanism.
This event is held in collaboration with AIDS-Free World’s Code Blue Campaign.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.