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International Administration, The Light Footprint And Beyond

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The powers entrusted to the united nation (UN) in the case of Kosovo and East Timor was manifestly far more comprehensive than in Afghanistan or Iraq. The Afghan light-footprint approach encompassed a very limited mandate for the UN, but the Bonn Agreement and its annexes nevertheless revealed many similarities with the reconstruction process in the other cases. The nature of authority directly influences the capacity of the actors to engage in the reconstruction process. It is in particular the exercise of vast administrative powers by unelected international administrations which has been the subject of many criticisms of their autocratic character. A clear legal framework applicable in post-conflict reconstruction is not only necessary in order to untangle the issue of accountability of international actors and clearly to delineate their respective obligations, but also to establish a clear structure in which the mission has to operate.

Keywords: Afghan light-footprint approach; international administration; international legal framework; nature of authority; post-conflict reconstruction; reconstruction process; united nation (UN)



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