United Nations

See also Peace operations;

 OUTLINE

 LEGAL SOURCE

Charter

    PI, Pr. 1, 1/4 and 89

Cooperation with

    PI, 89

Notification of ratification, accession, denunciation + registration of Conventions and Protocols with

    GCI, 64 (see ICRC updated Commentary)

    GCII, 63 (see ICRC updated Commentary)

    GCIII, 143

    GCIV, 159

    PI, 101

    PII, 27

 DOCUMENT

 CASES

UN, Secretary-General’s Reports on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

ILC, Draft Articles on State Responsibility

United Kingdom, The Case of Serdar Mohammed (High Court Judgment)

ECHR, Al-Jedda v. UK

ECHR, Hassan v. UK

Democratic Republic of Congo, Involvement of MONUSCO

Engaging Non-state Armed Groups on the Protection of Children

UN, Report of the Secretary-General on Women and Peace and Security

UN, Report of the Secretary-General for the World Humanitarian Summit

ICRC, International Humanitarian Law and the challenges of contemporary armed conflicts in 2015 (Paras. 108-121)

Israel/Palestine, Operation Protective Edge (Gaza, 13 June - 26 August 2014)

Libya, Report of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (2014/15)

UN, Security Council Resolution 2286 on Attacks on Hospitals

Yemen, Potential Existence and Effects of Naval Blockade

Central African Republic: Sexual Violence by Peacekeeping Forces

Central African Republic, Report of the UN Independent Expert, July 2016

Iraq: Situation of Internally Displaced Persons

Syria, Report by UN Commission of Inquiry (March 2017)

Syria, the Battle for Aleppo

Israel/Palestine, Accountability for the Use of Lethal Force

UN/Colombia, Human Rights Committee Clarifications and Concluding Observations (2016)

Eastern Ukraine, OHCHR Report on the Situation: November 2016 - February 2017

UN, Working Group on the use of Mercenaries: Preliminary Findings of Mission to Ukraine

Syria, Syrian rebels treat captured Filipino soldiers as 'guests'

Central African Republic/Democratic Republic of Congo/Uganda, LRA attacks

Central African Republic, No Class: When Armed Groups Use Schools

UN, Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances: Report on Mission to Serbia, including Kosovo

 BIBLIOGRAPHIC RESOURCES

Suggested readings:
 
BENCHIKH Madjid (dir.), Les organisations internationales et les conflits armés, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2001, 308 pp.
 
BOTHE Michael, “The United Nations Actions for the Respect of International Humanitarian Law and the Coordination of Related International Operations”, in CONDORELLI Luigi, LA ROSA Anne-Marie & SCHERRER Sylvie (eds), The United Nations and International Humanitarian Law: Actes du Colloque International, À l’occasion du cinquantième anniversaire de l’ONU (Genève – 19, 20 et 21 octobre 1995), Paris, Pedone, 1996, pp. 213-228.
 
BOURLOYANNIS Christiane, “The Security Council of the United Nations and the Implementation of International Humanitarian Law”, in Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, Vol. 20, 1992, pp. 335-355.
 
CHAPMAN Peter F., “Ensuring Respect: United Nations Compliance with International Humanitarian Law”, in Human Rights Brief, Vol. 17, Issue 1, 2009, pp. 2-11.
 
COT Jean-Pierre & PELLET Alain (ed.), La Charte des Nations Unies, 2nd edition, Brussels/Paris, Bruylant/Economica, 1991
 
DAILLIER Patrick, “Les opérations multinationales consécutives à des conflits armés en vue du rétablissement de la paix”, in Recueil des cours [de l’] Académie de droit international, T. 314, 2005 pp. 424-431.
 
GASSER Hans-Peter, “Ensuring Respect for the Geneva Conventions and Protocols: The Role of Third States and the United Nations”, in HAZEL Fox & MEYER Michael A. (eds), Armed Conflict and the New Law, Vol. II, Effecting Compliance, London, The British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 1993, pp. 15-49.
 
GASSER Hans-Peter, “The International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations Involvement in the Implementation of International Humanitarian Law”, in CONDORELLI Luigi, LA ROSA Anne-Marie & SCHERRER Sylvie (eds), The United Nations and International HumanitarianLaw: Actes du Colloque International, À l’occasion du cinquantième anniversaire de l’ONU (Genève – 19, 20 et 21 octobre 1995), Paris, Pedone, 1996, pp. 261-284.
 
KOLB Robert, Droit humanitaire et opérations de paix internationales: les modalités d’application du droit international humanitaire dans les opérations de maintien ou de rétablissement de la paix auxquelles concourt une organisation internationale (en particulier les Nations Unies), Geneva, Helbing & Lichtenhahn; Brussels, Bruylant, 2006, 136 pp.
 
MINEAR Larry, CORTRIGHT David, WAGLER Julia, LOPEZ George A. & WEISS Thomas G., Toward More Humane and Effective Sanctions Management: Enhancing the Capacity of United Nations System, Thomas S. Watson
Jr. Institute for International Studies, Occasional Paper No. 31, 1988, 90 pp.
 
PETIT Yves, Droit international du maintien de la paix, Paris, LGDJ, 2000, 216 pp.
 
SANDOZ Yves, “Rapport Général”, in CONDORELLI Luigi, LA ROSA Anne-Marie & SCHERRER Sylvie (eds), The United Nations and International Humanitarian Law: Actes du Colloque International, À l’occasion du cinquantième anniversaire de l’ONU (Genève – 19, 20 et 21 octobre 1995), Paris, Pedone, 1996, pp. 55-86.
 
SHRAGA Daphna, “The United Nations as an Actor Bound by International Humanitarian Law”, in International Peacekeeping, Vol. 5/2, 1998, pp. 64-81.
 
ZACKLIN Ralph, “General Report”, in CONDORELLI Luigi, LA ROSA Anne-Marie & SCHERRER Sylvie (eds), The United Nations and International Humanitarian Law: Actes du Colloque International, À l’occasion du cinquantième anniversaire de l’ONU (Genève – 19, 20 et 21 octobre 1995), Paris, Pedone, 1996, pp. 39-54.
 
Further readings:
 
BENVENUTI Paolo, “Le respect du droit international humanitaire par les forces des Nations Unies : la circulaire du Secrétaire général”, in RGDIP, Vol. 105/2, 2001, pp. 355-372.
 
BENVENUTI Paolo, “The Implementation of International Humanitarian Law in the Framework of United Nations Peace-Keeping”, in Law in Humanitarian Crises: How Can International Humanitarian Law Be Made Effective in Armed Conflicts?, Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 1995, pp. 13-82.
 
BIALKE Joseph P., “United Nations Peace Operations: Applicable Norms and Application of the Law of Armed Conflict”, in The Air Force Law Review, Vol. 50, 2001, pp. 1-63.
 
BOISSON DE CHAZOURNES Laurence, “Les résolutions des organes des Nations Unies, et en particulier celles du Conseil de sécurité, en tant que source de droit international humanitaire”, in CONDORELLI Luigi, LA ROSA Anne-Marie & SCHERRER Sylvie (eds), The United Nations and International Humanitarian Law: Actes du Colloque International, À l’occasion du cinquantième anniversaire de l’ONU (Genève – 19, 20 et 21 octobre 1995), Paris, Pedone, 1996, pp. 149-174.
 
BOUVIER Antoine, “‘Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel’: Presentation and Analysis”, in IRRC, No. 309, November-December 1995, pp. 638-666.
 
HAMPSON Françoise, “State’s Military Operations Authorized by the United Nations and International Humanitarian Law”, in CONDORELLI Luigi, LA ROSA Anne-Marie & SCHERRER Sylvie (eds), The United Nations and International Humanitarian Law: Actes du Colloque International, À l’occasion du cinquantième anniversaire de l’ONU (Genève – 19, 20 et 21 octobre 1995), Paris, Pedone, 1996, pp. 371-426.
 
KOOIJMANS Pieter H., “The Security Council and Non-State Entities as Parties to Conflicts”, in WELLENS Karel (ed.), International Law: Theory and Practice: Essays in Honour of Éric Suy, The Hague, Boston and Cambridge, M. Nijhoff, 1998, p. 339.
 
MENDIS Chinthaka & JAYAWARDENA Hemamal (eds), Application of International Humanitarian Law to United Nations Forces, Newton (MA, USA), Zeilan Press, April 2007, 93 pp.
 
MURPHY Ray, “United Nations Military Operations and International Humanitarian Law: What Rules Apply to
Peacekeepers?”, in Criminal Law Forum, Vol. 14, 2003, pp. 153-194.
 
PALWANKAR Umesh, “Applicability of International Humanitarian Law to United Nations Peace-Keeping Forces”, in IRRC, No. 294, May-June 1993, pp. 227-240.
 
RYNIKER Anne, “Respect du droit international humanitaire par les forces des Nations Unies : quelques commentaires à propos de la circulaire du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies du 6 août 1999”, in IRRC, No. 836, December 1999, pp. 795-817.
 
SAURA Jaume, “Lawful Peacekeeping: Applicability of International Humanitarian Law to United Nations Peacekeeping Operations”, in Hastings Law Journal 58, February 2007, pp. 479-531.
 
SCHINDLER Dietrich, “U.N. Forces and International Humanitarian law”, in Studies and Essays on International Humanitarian Law and Red Cross Principles in Honour of Jean Pictet, Geneva, ICRC, The Hague, M. Nijhoff, 1984, pp. 521-530.
 
SCHWEBEL Stephen M., “The Roles of the Security Council and the International Court of Justice in the Application of International Humanitarian Law”, in JILP, 1995, pp. 731-759.
 
WATSON Geoffrey R. (ed.), “Agora: ICJ Advisory Opinion on Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory”, in AJIL, Vo. 99/1, January 2005, pp. 1-141.
 
WECKEL Philippe, “Respect du droit international humanitaire par les forces des Nations Unies. Circulaire du Secrétaire général du 6 août 1999”, in RGDIP, Vol. 103/4, 1999, pp. 973-978.