Tag Archives: Military Operations

4 September 2015

PhD Defense Bérénice Boutin

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On Thursday 22 October 2015 at 12:00, Bérénice Boutin will publicly defend her doctoral thesis entitled “The Role of Control in Allocating International Responsibility in Collaborative Military Operations”. The thesis addresses the responsibility of States and international organizations for violations of international law committed during collaborative military operations. More specifically, it enquires into the role of control for allocating responsibility between States and international organizations in the context of military operations.


11 March 2013

Joint military exercises by US and South Korea

The United States (US) and South Korea have begun their annual joint military drills. The US-South Korea joint drills, which are known as ‘Key Resolve’ involve more than 13,000 troops and last two weeks. Another joint exercise, known as ‘Foal Eagle’, is happening since the beginning of March. Both exercises take place every year, usually prompting strong reactions from North Korea.

Source: BBC | US-South Korea drills begin amid North Korea tensions

6 September 2011

Rape in Haiti and The Recurring Problem of Crimes Committed by Peacekeepers

Haitian citizens are outraged at the rape of a young Haitian man by five Uruguayan UN Peacekeepers from the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). The five men were arrested after a video-clip of the crime, which was committed within the confounds of a UN base, was published online. In cases where UN peacekeepers commit crimes, difficult questions on dual attribution between the troop-contributing nation and the UN, which enjoys immunity from local prosecution, may arise.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news