Monthly archive March, 2015

The protection of the Intervention Brigade under Article 8 (2)(e)(iii) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

1. Introduction As a non-international armed conflict continued in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo between the DRC armed forces and non-state armed groups, the United Nations Security Council acting on the recommendation of the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and in response to the call of the governments in Africa’s Great Lakes region, adopted Resolution...

The intervention brigade within the MONUSCO. The legal challenges of applicability and application of IHL

1. Introduction The Intervention Brigade was established by UN Security Council Resolution 2098[1] in 2013, within the framework of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo  (Mission de l’Organisation des Nations unies pour la stabilisation en République démocratique du Congo – MONUSCO). MONUSCO, a UN-commanded mission pursuant to Chapter VII of...

The MONUSCO Intervention Brigade: A test-case for the application of International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law to a robust UN peace-keeping operation

Introduced by Giulio Bartolini and Marco Pertile   On 18 March 2013 the UN Security Council (SC) adopted resolution 2098, establishing an Intervention Brigade within the peacekeeping force MONUSCO. The trigger event was the seizure of Goma by the armed group M23 in November 2012. The Intervention Brigade is part of the around 20,000-strong troops...