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The Transformation of Peacekeeping Operations into Civilian Protection Operations


Leacock Building Room 429, 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T7, CA

Frédéric Mégret is an Associate Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in the Law of Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University.  Outside of the academy, Prof. Mégret has worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Rome Conference on the Creation of an International Criminal Court.  He has also served as a sharpshooter for UNPROFOR in Sarajevo in 1995.

Frédéric Mégret is the author of Le Tribunal penal international pour le Rwanda (The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda) published by Pedone (2002). He has also published a number of articles on human rights, the United Nations, and international criminal law in both European and North American journals.

He will be presenting his current research on the difficult and complicated transition from traditional UN peacekeeping operations to “civilian protection operations.”

This series is sponsored by the McGill/Université de Montréal Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS) and is funded by the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC) project on ‘Globalization and the Changing National Security State’, with the support of the Department of Political Science.

Read Professor Mégret’s paper on SSRN.