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The Handbook of the International Law of Military Operations, 2nd Edition edited by Gill, Terry D; Fleck, Dieter (10th December 2015)

Part II Military Operations within the Context of the UN Collective Security System, Ch.6 Peace Operations

Terry D. Gill, Dieter Fleck

From: The Handbook of the International Law of Military Operations (2nd Edition)

Edited By: Terry D. Gill, Dieter Fleck

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 May 2019

Military assistance — Peace treaties — Territoriality — Military matters — International peace and security — Peace keeping

Enforcement action taken or authorized by the Security Council of a military nature can be subdivided into two broad categories: enforcement operations, which can be characterized as sustained full-scale combat operations against a State authorized by the Security Council to maintain or restore international peace and security; and peace enforcement operations, which, while potentially involving combat, will not amount to sustained full-scale warfare against a State, and which fall conceptually and in terms of their objectives and the intensity of use of force between enforcement operations and traditional peacekeeping. This chapter discusses the legal characterization and basis for enforcement operations and peace enforcement operations under the UN Charter; the status of forces in such operations; the legal parameters for use of force in the context of the UN collective security system; force application in enforcement and peace enforcement operations; and applicability and application of international humanitarian law to these operations.

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