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Activists Challenge UN Personnel Immunity

A group of activists is calling for the United Nations to remove immunity granted to civilian and police personnel in peacekeeping missions, saying doing so will deter sexual abuse and exploitation of the people they are sent to help. Paula Donovan of Aids-free world, the group that launched the campaign Wednesday in New York, said that currently U.N. civilian and police personnel on peacekeeping missions are protected by immunity until the U.N. secretary-general waives...

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