Promoting Peace Through International Law

Hardcover | February 28, 2015

EditorCecilia Marcela Bailliet, Kjetil Mujezinovic Larsen

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Within international law there is no unified concept of peace. This book addresses this gap by considering the liberal conception of peace within Western philosophy alongside the principle of "peaceful coexistence" supported in the East. By tracing the evolution of the international law ofpeace through its historical and philosophical origins, this book investigates whether there is a "right to peace".The book explores how existing international law and institutions contribute to the establishment of peace, or how they fail to do so. It sets out how international law promotes the negative dimension of peace - the absence of structural violence - as well as its positive dimension: the presence ofunderlying conditions for peace. It also investigates whether international actors and institutions have particular obligations in relation to the establishment and maintenance of peace.Discussions include: the relationships between the different regimes of human rights, trade, development, the environment, and regulation of arms trade with peace; the role of women, refugees, and other groups seeking equal treatment; the role of peacekeepers, transitional justice mechanisms,international courts fact-finding missions, and national constitutional frameworks in upholding peace in practice; and how civil society participates in the promotion and safeguarding of peace. The book's comprehensive treatment of the concept of peace in international law makes it an ideal reference work for those working in the field, as well as for students.

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Within international law there is no unified concept of peace. This book addresses this gap by considering the liberal conception of peace within Western philosophy alongside the principle of "peaceful coexistence" supported in the East. By tracing the evolution of the international law ofpeace through its historical and philosophical ...

Cecilia Marcela Bailliet is Professor Dr. Jur., Director of the Master's Program in Public International Law and Coordinator at the PluriCourts Centre for the Study of the Legitimacy of the International Judiciary at the University of Oslo, Norway. She has a doctoral degree in law from the University of Oslo and combined JD/MA (honours...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.28 inPublished:February 28, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Cecilia M. Bailliet and Kjetil Mujezinovic Larsen: Promoting peace through international law: IntroductionPart I: The normative scope of peace and its exceptions2. Kristoffer Liden and Henrik Syse: The politics of peace and law: Realism, internationalism and the cosmopolitan challenge3. Cecilia M. Bailliet: Normative foundation of the international law of peace4. Simon O'Connor and Cecilia M. Bailliet: The good faith obligation to maintain international peace and security and the pacific settlement of disputes5. Pal Wrange: Protecting which peace for whom against what? A conceptual analysis of collective security6. Ola Engdahl: Protection of human rights and the maintenance of international peace and security: Necessary precondition or a clash of interests?Part II: Preconditions of peace7. Kjersti Skarstad: Human rights violations and conflict risk - a theoretical and empirical assessment8. Bard A. Andreassen: Traps of violence: A human rights analysis of relationships between peace and development9. Christina Voigt: Environmentally sustainable development and peace: The role of international law10. Ole Kristian Fauchald: World peace through world trade? The role of dispute settlement in the WTO11. Gro Nystuen and Kjolv Egeland: The potential of the Arms Trade Treaty to reduce violations of international humanitarian law and human rights lawPart III: Civil society participation in the promotion and safeguarding of peace12. Vibeke Blaker Strand: Non-discrimination and equality as the foundation of peace13. Maja Janmyr: Refugees and peace14. Cornelia Weiss: Barely begun: The inclusion of women as peacemakers, peacekeepers, and peacebuilders in international law and practicePart IV: Institutional implementation of peace15. Kjetil Mujezinovic Larsen: United Nations peace operations and international law: What kind of law promotes what kind of peace?16. Jemima Garcia-Godos: It's about trust: Transitional justice and accountability in the search for peace17. Gentian Zyberi: The role and contribution of international courts in furthering peace as an essential community interest18. Cecilie Hellestveit: International fact-finding mechanisms - lighting candles or cursing darkness?19. Azin Tadjdini: The constitutional dimension of peace20. Maria D. Sommardahl: Education for peace: Epilogue