• To Protect and to Serve: Human Rights in Peace Missions Abroad

Saarbrücker Verlag für Rechtswissenschaften
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(The author works for the German Federal Ministry of Defence. Studies of law at the University Bonn and public administration at the University Speyer. 1st and 2nd State Exams in law. LL.M. (Stellenbosch University), Dr. iur. (University Hagen). The views expressed herein are those of the author exclusively.)


The book examines human rights-related questions regarding peace missions under United Nations mandate, especially the territorial scope of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in the context of detentions and searches by armed forces on foreign soil. The author dissents from mainstream scholarship regarding the interpretation of Article 2 (1) CCPR beyond the exact wording and demonstrates why such an interpretation would be inappropriate and lead to unbearable consequences.

MATERIAS: Human rights, Peace Operations of Armed Forces Abroad, Extraterritorial Applicability of Domestic Law, Territorial Scope of Human Rights Treaties, international law