Peacekeeping

Research at the Department related to the topic of peacekeeping.

Ending Atrocities: Third Party Interventions into Civil Wars

Project leader: Lisa Hultman l Project page

Project Period: 2015 - 2020

This project aims to explore the role of third parties in civil war, with a particular emphasis on evaluating a broad set of measures to end atrocities and violent conflicts with disastrous consequences for the civilian population. 

Peacemakers at Risk: Understanding Violence against Third Party Interveners

Project leader: Sara Lindberg Bromley | Project Page

Project Period: 2010 – ongoing

THE CIVILIAN DIMENSION OF PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS PROMOTION 

Project leader: Sabine Otto | Project Page

Project Period: 2019 - 2022

United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations have become one of the most prominent responses to civil wars around the world. The role of civilian personnel and their activities have proliferated during the last two decades and become increasingly central, whereby the promotion of human rights is one of the core function of UN peacekeeping operations. Our knowledge, however, about the impact of civilian staff and activities on protecting human rights standards is inconclusive and the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We explore whether and how the civilian components of UN peacekeeping operations improve human rights standards.