Advancing the Rule of Law Through Executive Measures: The Case of MINUSCA

Author
Edith Vanspranghe
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
The Goettingen Journal of International Law
Volume
9
Issue Number
2
Publication Date
Institution
The Goettingen Journal of International Law
Abstract
The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has been mandated to implement “urgent temporary measures” in the form of arrests and detentions of individuals. This rather innovative mandate brings about several legal and conceptual consequences that the article addresses, focusing on the compatibility of these measures with UN peacekeeping norms and principles and with past UN practice. In addition, the measures are said to contribute to law and order, public safety, the fight against impunity, and to the rule of law. This sheds light on the UN’s interesting conception of the rule of law in the Central African Republic and in conflict and post-conflict settings in general.
Topic
International Law, United Nations, Conflict, Rule of Law
Political Geography
Africa, Central African Republic