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
20 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2007
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
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