Court-martial "where the acts have occurred" urges peacekeeping chief

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USG Ladsous in his visit to Boeing, Central African Republic. UN Photo/Nektarios Markogiannis

Countries whose peacekeepers have sexually abused people under their protection, should allow their troops to be court-martialled where the crimes took place.

That's the view of Hervé Ladsous, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.

He said there should not only be "zero tolerance" towards sexual abuse, but a firm objective of "zero occurrence" among peacekeepers.

He spoke to Isabelle Dupuis in an interview to mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, which takes place on Sunday.

Duration: 4'49"

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