Document Type : Article


* Assistant Prof., Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran


Maintaining peace and security is one of the main goals of the United Nations. The United Nations created peace-keeping operations to maintain, restore and consolidate peace. In spite of the important role they play in maintaining and restoring peace, peacekeepers have committed violations of human rights and humanitarian law. Considering that the sending State of the peacekeeping forces still retains some qualifications, the fundamental question of the research is that if there is a violation of human rights and humanitarian law, what is the criterion for attributing responsibility? Despite the numerous judicial decisions issued in this regard, according to the Draft Articles on the International Law Commission on the Responsibility of International Organizations and judicial procedures, it seems that the effective control criteria of attributing of responsibility for peace-keeping operations is more than any other criteria are the subject of judicial action.


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