Peacekeepers cannot be deployed due to rights violations, they cannot be sent back: UN

Peacekeepers cannot be deployed due to rights violations, they cannot be sent back: UN

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“Over the past few years, I can tell you that there have been cases in which we have received information about allegations of human rights violations committed in the past by uniformed personnel from some countries deployed in our peacekeeping operations,” Dujarric said. “

Regarding UN actions, he said, “When such cases occur, our peacekeeping partners take appropriate action in accordance with their screening policy and other relevant frameworks, including consultation with troop-contributing countries.”

He clarified that in such cases, uniformed personnel cannot be deployed or they can even be deported by the UN if the allegations are found to be true.

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