Handbook for Judicial Affairs Officers in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

Actively supported by a network of Member States, and United Nations and non-United Nations partners, the Department for Peacekeeping Operations, through its Criminal Law and Judicial Advisory Service, has taken significant steps to develop a platform of tools, materials and training programmes which will guide and support the work of its justice and corrections components in the field and also be of utility for the entire United Nations system. 

This Handbook serves as an essential “textbook” for judicial affairs officers working in post-conflict environments. It does not seek to prescribe the strategic and programmatic decisions of individual missions, which operate with differing mandates and under unique circumstances. Rather, it provides an invaluable reference guide for use prior to, and during, deployment in the field.