EU Peacekeeping Operations: Legal and Theoretical Issues

Nicholas Tsagourias

in European Security Law

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780199218622
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191696114 | DOI:
EU Peacekeeping Operations: Legal and Theoretical Issues

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This chapter explores the theoretical, political, and legal aspects of EU peacekeeping. It considers the application of international humanitarian and human rights law to EU peacekeeping forces, and examines the international responsibility of the European Union. It also considers the Union's evolving security and defence identity, and reflects on the Union's future direction in this area.

Keywords: EU peacekeeping; humanitarian law; defence identity; security identity; human rights law; European Union

Chapter.  16631 words. 

Subjects: EU Law

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