|Title||Quo vadis peace-keeping? La compatibilità dell’Intervention Brigade in Congo con i principi regolanti le operazioni di pace alla prova dei fatti|
|Authors||Longobardo, M. and Violi, F.|
In 2013, the United Nations created the MONUSCO Intervention Brigade in order to neutralize local armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the first-ever combat force established by the United Nations in the context of a peace-keeping operation, and thus it raises important issues about the evolution of peace-keeping operations, particularly with respect to the rules on the use of force by peace-keepers and the consensual and impartial nature of such missions. The Intervention Brigade appears not to be in conflict with the contemporary legal framework on the use of force and the consent for peace-keeping missions; however the Brigade cannot be considered impartial since it is a ‘part’ of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Finally, this paper explores the allocation of responsibility for wrongful acts committed by members of the Intervention Brigade.
|Keywords||DRC, Intervention Brigade, Peacekeeping, Use of Force|
|Journal||La Comunità Internazionale|
|Journal citation||70 (2), pp. 245-272|