A fresh look at Behrami

My chapter on Autonomy, Attribution and Accountability: Reflections on the Behrami Case’ has just been published in Richard Collins and Nigel D. White (eds), International Organisations and the Idea of Autonomy (London, Routledge, 2011). In this chapter, I’m proposing an alternative reading of the Behrami and Saramati cases decided by the European Court of Human Rights. Rather than simply viewing Behrami as legally incorrect and politically undesirable, I’m suggesting that the decision may provide a useful starting point for enhancing the accountability of international organizations and States engaged in peace support operations.