Addressing the Institutional Law and Order Vacuum: Key Issues and Dilemmas for Peacekeeping Operations

New Zealand Armed Forces Law Review, Vol. 6, pp. 1-19, 2006

U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 299

20 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2007

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Bruce Oswald

University of Melbourne - Law School

Abstract

This paper is concerned with examining some of the key issues and dilemmas that impact upon peacekeepers undertaking law and order tasks. In particular, this paper discusses the political and legal dimensions, doctrine development, law and order functions for peacekeepers, and capacity and capability issues that arise when peacekeepers are faced with undertaking law and order tasks. Accepting that the absence of law and order can undermine efforts to achieve stability and security necessary to attain lasting peace the author encourages key stakeholders concerned with peace operations to further examine and elaborate upon strategies and options available for addressing the institutional law and order vacuum in post conflict societies.

Keywords: peacekeeping, law, order

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Oswald, Bruce, Addressing the Institutional Law and Order Vacuum: Key Issues and Dilemmas for Peacekeeping Operations. New Zealand Armed Forces Law Review, Vol. 6, pp. 1-19, 2006, U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 299, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1065561

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