Finding UN responsibility for its stabilization activities

Author: Alexander Gilder
Published: 03.01.2023
United Nations (UN) peace operations have changed in recent years and several missions now pursue stabilization mandates. These stabilization missions uniquely work alongside the host government, promote the rule of law, engage in counter-terrorism activities, and use robust force to counter spoilers to the peace process. Stabilization mandates often expressly call for the missions to assist with the extension of state authority, assist with the redeployment of host state forces, conduct joint operations and share information. Such UN cooperation with host state forces, and other international forces operating in the territory, poses challenges to the responsibility of international organisations, particularly…