The Vicarious Responsibility of the United Nations for 'Unintended Consequences of Peace Operations'

THE 'UNINTENDED' CONSEQUENCES OF PEACE OPERATIONS, Chiyuki Aoi, Cedric de Cooning, Ramesh Thakur, eds., pp. 250-267, United Nations University Press, 2007

15 Pages Posted: 15 Sep 2008

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Frederic Megret

McGill University - Faculty of Law

Abstract

This chapter examines the degree to which the United Nations, as an international organization, will incur responsibility for harm caused during peace operations. It offers a synthetic overview of the key legal issues, examining both the substantive and procedural dimensions of UN accountability.

Keywords: United Nations, accountability, vicarious, responsibility, peace operations, chapter VII, security council, local claims review boards, secretary general, host state

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Mégret, Frédéric, The Vicarious Responsibility of the United Nations for 'Unintended Consequences of Peace Operations'. THE 'UNINTENDED' CONSEQUENCES OF PEACE OPERATIONS, Chiyuki Aoi, Cedric de Cooning, Ramesh Thakur, eds., pp. 250-267, United Nations University Press, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1266654

Frédéric Mégret (Contact Author)

McGill University - Faculty of Law ( email )

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