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Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Peacekeepers: A Threat to Impartiality

Grady, Kate (2010) 'Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Peacekeepers: A Threat to Impartiality.' International Peacekeeping, 17 (2). pp. 215-228.

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Abstract

This article reconceptualizes the idea of the impartiality of UN peacekeeping in light of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeeping personnel. It considers the role that sexual exploitation and abuse play both during and after conflict. The paper argues that sexual exploitation and abuse are political acts that bring about financial and propagandist benefits for the warring parties. It then tracks the history of neutrality in UN peacekeeping – originally defined as objective inaction against the warring parties – and its development into impartiality – now identified as unbiased interference, but with greater reference to core universal values such as fairness and justice. Peacekeepers’ involvement in sexual exploitation and abuse is of political advantage to the parties and therefore breaches the principle of impartiality.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
ISSN: 13533312
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1080/13533311003625100
Depositing User: Kate Grady
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2013 14:03
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/17055

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