International law, intervention and United Nations peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Giblin, Jennifer (2021) International law, intervention and United Nations peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Is peacekeeping intervention? This is the central theme which runs throughout this thesis. Since its conception in the mid-1950s, peacekeeping has significantly evolved from traditional, passive, monitoring and observing operations to robust, multi-dimensional stabilisation operations. This raises questions as to whether this is simply a natural evolution of peacekeeping or whether it marks an expansion of the concept of peacekeeping beyond its boundaries, pushing it into the realm of peace enforcement or intervention. Put simply, has peacekeeping evolved too far?

Focusing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), this thesis seeks to understand the relationship between United Nations peacekeeping and the principle of non-intervention. It therefore explores the boundaries between the two, by examining peacekeeping’s legal and normative frameworks, questioning whether, at times, peacekeeping becomes a form of intervention. Uniquely applying a Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) lens, it provides new insights into intervention and peacekeeping, contributing to recent trends that seek to reimagine or reinvigorate UN peacekeeping.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: White, Nigel
Bekou, Olympia
Keywords: international law, un, united nations, peacekeepting, drc, democratic republic of the congo, intervention
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of nations. Law of the sea. Space law
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education > School of Law
Item ID: 66942
Depositing User: Giblin, Jennifer
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2021 04:40
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2021 04:40

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