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    From Haiti to Kosovo, it’s time for the UN to accept legal responsibility for its human rights violations

From Haiti to Kosovo, it’s time for the UN to accept legal responsibility for its human rights violations

Ban Ki-Moon’s apology for the role of the UN in the cholera outbreak in Haiti, reignited the debate on the need for the UN to recognise its legal responsibility for human rights violations.  Louise Arimatsu and Christine Chinkin suggest that the UN’s failure to accept legal responsibility for the human rights violations of its mission in Kosovo threatens the […]

December 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on From Haiti to Kosovo, it’s time for the UN to accept legal responsibility for its human rights violations|

The New Politics of Women, Peace and Security

The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security Working Paper Series is an outlet for articles, position papers and policy briefs. It showcases work in progress by academics and researchers from any discipline and sector in the field of women, peace and security research and practice. On publication of the first two papers, lead editors Paul Kirby and Laura […]

December 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The New Politics of Women, Peace and Security|
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    Women and Peacekeeping: Time for the UN to Commit to Gender Equality

Women and Peacekeeping: Time for the UN to Commit to Gender Equality

UN peacekeepers are deployed to make local populations more safe and secure. They must not be allowed to become another source of insecurity for the people they are sent to serve. Christine Chinkin, Marsha Henry and Aiko Holvikivi on the need for the new UN Secretary-General to commit to gender equality in order to ensure that peacekeeping lives up […]

November 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Women and Peacekeeping: Time for the UN to Commit to Gender Equality|
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    Promises to Keep: Reflections from the 2016 UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security

Promises to Keep: Reflections from the 2016 UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security

Dr Laura J. Shepherd reflects on the most recent United Nations Security Council open debate on Women and Peace and Security, exploring the role such events play in global politics and identifying common rhetorical themes in member state contributions.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Robert […]

November 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Promises to Keep: Reflections from the 2016 UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security|