Sunday, July 08, 2007

Who polices the United Nations?

Our friends over at the blog Sudan: The Passion of the Present cross-posted an interesting article: Who polices the United Nations? by Toni Oyry.

Centred on the MONUC mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the article gives an overview of a string of incidents that have gone without serious investigation or action by the UN. The conclusion is foregone:

'The Chatham House debate offered alarming insights into the United Nations, where internal politics are preventing effective criminal investigations into personnel operating in peacekeeping missions.'