1. Introduction and overview; 2. The emerging relevance of human rights law in UN-mandated peace operations; 3. The other side of the coin: the alleged inappropriateness of applying human rights treaties in UN-mandated peace operations; 4. The argument of non-applicability ratione personae; 5. The argument of non-applicability ratione loci; 6. The applicability of human rights law during armed conflicts; 7. Derogations; 8. Norm conflicts between UN Security Council mandates and human rights treaties; 9. Legal challenges relating to the interrelationship between troop contributing states; 10. Selected issues relating to the application of substantive provisions; 11. Conclusions.
Develops a coherent and realistic legal framework which strengthens the human rights protection and the accountability mechanisms in peace operations.
Kjetil Mujezinovic Larsen is an Associate Professor at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, where his research centres on human rights law, international humanitarian law and the responsibility of international organisations.