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Peacekeeping Perpetrators

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The Code Blue Campaign is undoubtedly the center of the work being done on sexual violence and peacekeepers today. In addition to highlighting the exceptional work that they have done to keep this important issue on the agenda, we have included a list of recent and/or important articles on the topic.

This list should not be viewed as a comprehensive catalogue of articles on the subject. This section is intended to spark debates on the topic, a jumping off point for one’s own research into the subject.


Central African Republic: Ugandan Troops Harm Women, Girls

Survivors of Sex Abuse Say UN Neglected Them

UN child sex ring left victims but no arrests, AP, 12 April 2017.

No charges over CAR sex abuse allegations against French soldiers, RFI, 4 January 2017.

Peacekeepers Turned Perpetrators, VICE, November 2016.

Sara Davies, Johanna Greco and Simon Rushton, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Peacekeepers: Zero Tolerance is a Political and Medical Responsibility, The CSS Blog Network, 29 August 2016.

Obi Anyadike, Exclusive: Top UN whistleblower resigns, citing impunity and lack of accountability, IRIN, 7 June 2016.

Investigations under way into “sickening” allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by peace-keepers in CAR, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 31 March 2016.

Somini Sengupta, U.N. Officials Warned That Congolese Soldiers Were Linked to Rape, The New York Times, 17 March 2016.

U.N. peacekeepers allegedly abused at least 8 women in Central African Republic, Women in the World, 5 February 2016.

Aryn Baker, New Allegations of Sexual Abuse by U.N. Peacekeepers Leads to Calls for Change, Time, 4 February 2016.

UN officials name countries whose troops are accused of sexually abusing minors in Central African Republic, UN News Centre, 29 January 2016.

Jina Moore, Scathing Report Finds “Gross Failure” At United Nations On Sex Abuse, Buzzfeed News World, 18 December 2015.

Rembert Boom, Impunity of Military Peacekeepers: Will the UN Start Naming and Shaming Troop Contributing Countries?, ASIL Insights, Vol. 19 No. 25, 24 November 2015.

Thalif Deen, U.N.’s 8.3 Billion Dollar Peacekeeping Operations Under Scrutiny, IPS News, 17 September 2015.

Simon Allison, Are women better peacekeepers? These UN officers think so, The Guardian, 17 September 2015.

Shazdeh Omari, A global look at where women can turn after rape, Women Under Siege, 27 August 2015.

Madeleine Rees, The politics of human rights and the United Nations, Open Democracy, 24 August 2015.

Lauren Wolfe, The U.N. Is Not Serious About Its Peacekeeper Rape Problem, Foreign Policy, 13 August 2015.

Stewart M. Patrick, Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers: Time for Real Action, The Internationalist, 6 August 2015.

UN peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing street children in Central African Republic, The Guardian, 23 June 2015.

Olivia Ward, UN orders probe of peacekeepers’ alleged sex abuse, The Toronto Star, 3 June 2015.

Amy Lieberman, New campaign launches to tackle peacekeeper sexual assault, Devex, 14 May 2015.

Jenna Stern, Reducing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping, Civilians in Conflict, February 2015.

Carimah Townes, REPORT: Peacekeepers Sexually Exploited And Abused Women And Girls In Somalia, Think Progress, 8 September 2014.

Carla Ferstman, Criminalizing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Peacekeepers, United States Institute of Peace, September 2013.

Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: An Analytical Inventory of Peacekeeping Practice, UN Women, October 2012.

Gerald Caplan, Peacekeepers gone wild: How much more abuse will the UN ignore in Congo?, The Globe and Mail, 3 August 2012.

Natalie Novick, When those meant to keep the peace commit sexualized violence, Women Under Siege, 25 May 2012.

Nisha Lilia Diu, What the UN Doesn’t Want You to Know, The Telegraph, 6 February 2012.

Muna Ndulo, The United Nations Responses to the Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Women and Girls by Peacekeepers during Peacekeeping Missions, Berkeley Journal of International Law, Vol. 27 No. 1, 2009.

Letter dated 24 March 2005 from the Secretary-General to the President of the General Assembly, GA A/59/710, 24 March 2005.