Patryk I. Labuda

About/Bio

Patryk is an Assistant Professor of (International) Criminal Law at the University of Amsterdam. He earned his PhD in international law from the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

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UN Peace Operations: Tracking the Shift from Peacekeeping to Peace Enforcement and State-Building

On June 16, the UN secretary General’s High-Level Independent Panel released its eagerly awaited review of UN-mandated peacekeeping: ‘Uniting our Strengths for Peace’. A comprehensive assessment of the UN’s evolving role in conflict management and a detailed set of reforms to its peacekeeping architecture, the report has already generated thoughtful analysis, with many observers highlighting the…

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What Lies Beneath the ‘G’ Word? Genocide-Labelling and Fact-Finding at the UN

In late 2013, the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide warned that “there is a risk of genocide” in the Central African Republic (CAR). A year later, with thousands dead and hundreds of thousands displaced, a UN-mandated Commission of Inquiry (CoI) determined that genocide had not occurred because “the threshold requirement to prove the existence…

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