Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

UN Peacekeepers, The Disparity Between Perception and Reality

UN forces charged with the protection of at-risk populations have committed inexcusable crimes and betrayed their responsibility. Evidence of sexual assaults, running brothels and other alike actions range back as far as 2005. To date, however, there has not been a single prosecution by the UN. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. The devastating irony of calling UN troops ‘peacekeepers’ Ruby Hamad, Daily Life May 12, 2016 Peacekeepers. The term conjures up images of the proverbial ‘good guys’ selflessly guarding vulnerable populations. So proud is the UN of its Blue Helmets, as they are also known, that May 29 is International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. But this year activists are demanding something a little different in terms of celebrations: accountability and prosecutions for the hundreds of UN troops who have committed sexual assaults. So prevalent are these […]

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