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UN Mulls New Measures to Combat Peacekeeper Crimes

The United Nations is considering new measures to crack down on sexual abuse by peacekeepers, including local prosecutions and registering personal details on blue helmets to make it easier to identify perpetrators, a U.N. official said on Wednesday. Over the past year the world body has been hit with numerous allegations of peacekeeper abuse, above all in the Central African Republic (CAR). In December an independent review panel accused the United Nations and its agencies of grossly...

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