Murphy 2008 Misconduct

Title Information


Author: Ray Murphy

Title: An Assessment of UN Efforts to Address Sexual Misconduct by Peacekeeping Personnel

Subtitle: -

In: Peace Operations and Human Rights

Edited by: Ray Murphy and Katarina Månsson

Place: London

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2008

Pages: 75-90

ISBN-10: 0415394899 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century, 21st Century | Congolese History | Types: Child Sexual Abuse; Victims: Girls



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Author: Ray Murphy, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland at Galway

Abstract: »Ray Murphy, a former peacekeeper, explores the plethora of existing legal instruments outlining accountability for misconduct by UN staff. In dealing with the sexual exploitation of women and girls by UN and other personnel operating in post-conflict situations there is a limited amount the UN can do without the cooperation of troop contributing states. Despite this Murphy advocates that anyone employed by, or affiliated with, the UN must be held accountable and, when the circumstances so warrant, prosecuted. Extra-judicial factors, such as living conditions and awareness-raising on human rights standards, also play a pivotal role in preventing abuses.« (Ray Murphy and Katarina Månsson. »Perspectives on Peace Operations and Human Rights.« Peace Operations and Human Rights. Edited by Ray Murphy. London 2008: 5)

Reprint of: Murphy, Ray. »An Assessment of UN Efforts to Address Sexual Misconduct by Peacekeeping Personnel.« International Peacekeeping 13 (2006): 531-546.

Wikipedia: Sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Added: August 15, 2009 – Last updated: October 4, 2014