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International Law Observer

Peacekeeping in Darfur

On Tuesday, the UN Security Council finally authorized the establishment of a new peacekeeping force (UNAMID) for Darfur. According to the new Resolution 1769, the size of the operation is quite significant: comprising of up to 19,555 military personnel and a civilian component, including up to 3,772 police personnel and 19 formed police units of up to 140 personnel each, this will probably be the largest of the current 15 active peacekeeping forces deployed around the world. Short recollection of the facts: The conflict in Darfur has so far displaced over 2.5 million people and led to the death of…