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10 The Administration of Territory by the United Nations: The Case of UNMIK in Kosovo

From: The International Law of Occupation (2nd Edition)

Eyal Benvenisti

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 October 2023

Humanitarian intervention — Occupation
Beginning with the intervention in Somalia in December 1992, the UN Security Council acted under Chapter VII to authorize the non-consensual administration of territories of member states in internal or international post-conflict situations.1 While the preferred policy was to rely formally on domestic institutions, as was the case, for example, in Cambodia (1991),2 Haiti (1994),3 and Bosnia (1995),4 when such institutions were not available the Security Council assigned responsibility to the forces which were in control of the foreign area, as in the case of...
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