chapter  2
International criminal justice: at the vortex of power, norms and a shifting global order
ByRAMESH THAKUR
Pages 29

The police and military functions had to be brought closer together and combined with a legal jurisdiction that reflected the human rights foundation of the moral authority of the UN. The role of the various militaries volunteered to the United Nations (UN) in the promotion of international law is confused and complex. The UN Secretariat had to move to a proper operational footing with a military staff and 24/7 watch-keeping capacity. The Brahimi Report and the Report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS), have established the foundation for the global dialogue about UN mandates and the military role in the promotion of the international rule of law over the first decade of the twenty-first century. The experience of military forces is now much deeper than it once was and the essential integration of military civilian training in peace and humanitarian operations has advanced to the stage where a considerable resource is available to the international community.