The Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping

  title={The Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping},
  author={Lise Morj{\'e} Howard and Anjali Kaushlesh Dayal},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={71 - 103}
  • L. Howard, A. Dayal
  • Published 4 December 2017
  • Political Science
  • International Organization
Abstract UN peacekeeping was not designed to wield force, and the UN's permanent five (P-5), veto-wielding Security Council members do not want the UN to develop a military capacity. However, since 1999, the UN Security Council has authorized all UN multidimensional peacekeeping operations under Chapter VII of the UN Charter to use force. The mandates do not serve to achieve the council's stated goal of maintaining international peace, nevertheless, the council repeats these mandates in every… 

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