Saturday, January 30, 2016

New allegations against peacekeepers in Central African Republic

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has made public additional allegations of misconduct by peacekeepers in the Central African Report. The suspects are members of European Union troop contingents from Georgia and an unnamed European country. The New York Times has details here. The events are alleged to have occurred in 2014-15. Plainly the UN is not yet on top of the problem of peacekeeper discipline. The Secretary General and the High Commissioner have spoken out but the question now is whether the strong measures proposed recently by the SG's independent panel will be implemented or simply talked about.

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