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The Applicability Of The Law Of Occupation To Peace Support Operations

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This chapter discusses UN-led peace support operations (PSO), which are often entrusted with peace -building tasks, shall be subject to the laws of armed conflict and the law of occupation. It explains the different types of peace support operations, including peace keeping, peace enforcement and robust peacekeeping operations. The chapter defines the law of occupation, with the deriving rights and duties of the occupying power (OP). It discusses the applicability of the law of occupation as part of international humanitarian law (IHL) to UN-led PSOs. There are several types of PSOs, the two principal ones being those of peacekeeping and peace enforcement.

Keywords: international humanitarian law (IHL); International Law; law of occupation; peace support operations (PSO)



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