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On the Law of Peace: Peace Agreements and the Lex Pacificatoria

Christine Bell


This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the use of peace agreements from a legal perspective. It describes and evaluates the development of contemporary peace processes and the peace agreements that emerge. At its heart, the book grapples with the role of law in ending violent conflict and the broader questions this raises for the relationship of law to social change. Law potentially plays two key roles with respect to peace agreements. First, to the extent that peace agreements themselves form legal documents, law plays a role in the ‘enforcement’ or implementation of the peace agreeme ... More

Keywords: peace agreements, peace processes, constitutional law, international law, transitional justice, self-determination

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199226832
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226832.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine Bell, author
Professor of Public International Law, Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster

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