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Promoting Peace Through International Law

Cecilia Marcela Bailliet and Kjetil Mujezinovic Larsen


Inspired by the Grotian tradition in international law of the ‘idea of peace’, this book aims to explain how peace may be achieved by utilizing the existing international and national normative and institutional legal frameworks. It explores how negative and positive dimensions of peace are interrelated. The book pursues four themes. Part I, the ‘Normative Scope of Peace and its Exceptions’, presents the origins of a liberal conception of peace within Western philosophy and the principle of ‘peaceful coexistence’ supported in the East, and explores whether there is a ‘right to peace’. It furth ... More

Keywords: international law, peace, peaceful coexistence, security, human rights, right to peace

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198722731
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722731.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cecilia Marcela Bailliet, editor
Professor of Law, Dr. jur., Department of Public & International Law, University of Oslo, Norway

Kjetil Mujezinovic Larsen, editor
Professor of Law, PhD, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, Norway

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1 Introduction

Cecilia M. Bailliet and Kjetil Mujezinović Larsen

Part I The Normative Scope of Peace and its Exceptions

2 The Politics of Peace and Law

Kristoffer Lidén and Henrik Syse*

Part II Preconditions of Peace

8 Traps of Violence

Bård A. Andreassen

Part III Civil Society Participation in the Promotion and Safeguarding of Peace

13 Refugees and Peace

Maja Janmyr

14 Barely Begun

Cornelia Weiss

Part IV Institutional Implementation of Peace

16 It’s About Trust

Jemima García-Godos

20 Education for Peace

Maria D. Sommardahl

End Matter