Robustness, Cooperation with Local Forces and the UN Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP)

Report
from Center for International Peace Operations
Published on 17 Apr 2014 View Original

Both the UN’s Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP) and the future development of robust peace operations have caused considerable debate in recent months among practitioners and policy makers. The Center for International Peace Operations undertook to host a group of key UN stakeholders in Berlin with a view to taking stock of the state of these discussions, sharing up-to-date information, collecting open questions and developing policy options.

The resulting Expert Dialogue in early December 2013 brought together representatives from the UN Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support (DPKO and DFS), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and from several UN peace operations located in Africa.