ONLY COUNTRIES THAT ARE ABLE AND WILLING TO PROPERLY INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE COMMITTED BY THEIR NATIONALS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO CONTRIBUTE PERSONNEL TO UN PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS
Of the various reforms required to stop sexual violence by UN peacekeepers, this is one of the most pressing. It is unacceptable that at present, peacekeeping personnel guilty of crimes are not prosecuted, or in some cases, not even disciplined, because the troop contributing country in question is unable or unwilling to fulfil its responsibility. As a result, guilty peacekeepers walk free, victims are denied justice and future perpetrators know they can act with impunity.
This reform is achievable through Security Council action and can be designed in consultation with troop contributing countries and implemented in a way which will give sufficient time for necessary adjustments to be made to national legislation and policies.
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