Online Guest Lectures by members of the SCID Panel of Experts will be uploaded here every two months, on a range of subjects related to security, conflict and international development. Each lecture will be followed by a period of up to two weeks in which the Expert who delivered the lecture will respond to questions and discuss issues raised – along with other SCID Panel members, students and staff.
Conor Foley presents the first Online Guest Lecture. He discusses the legal aspects of Peace Support Operations (PSOs) by considering the relevant bodies of law in peacekeeping, principally: the UN Charter and UN Security Council Resolutions; International Humanitarian Law (IHL); International Human Rights Law; Refugee Law; Host state law; and the State of Forces Agreements (SOPAs). Conor’s Lecture concludes by reflecting upon the issues of peacekeeper accountability and the principle of immunity, before reflecting upon the UN Human Rights Due Diligence policy.
Click on the link below to access Conor’s Lecture (it is large so it will take a while to download). Please submit any questions or comments within the next two weeks for Conor’s attention and/or discussion by other SCID Panel members, students and staff.