Promoting Peace Through International Law

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  • Copyright: 2015-03-29
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Cecilia Marcela Bailliet, Professor of Law, Dr. jur., Department of Public & International Law, University of Oslo, Norway,Kjetil Mujezinovic Larsen, Professor of Law, PhD, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, Norway

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) degree from the George Washington University Law School & Elliott School of International Affairs. She researches and teaches within the cross fields of international public law, human rights, refugee law, and peace. Among her publications are: 'Non-State Actors, Soft Law and Protective Regimes' (2012), 'Cosmopolitan Justice and Its Discontents' (co-edited with Katja Franko Aas, 2011), and 'Security: A Multidisciplinary Normative Approach' (2009).

Kjetil Mujezinovic Larsen is Professor of Law (PhD), Director of Research, and Deputy Director, at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights at the University of Oslo, where he does research and teaching in human rights law and international humanitarian law. He is the author of the book 'The Human Rights Treaty Obligations of Peacekeepers' (2012) and editor of the anthology 'Searching for a "Principle of Humanity" in International Humanitarian Law' (2013). He is the Norwegian editor of the Nordic Journal of Law and Justice ('Retfaerd'), member of the Editorial Board of the Forum for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law, and responsible for entries concerning the laws of war in the Norwegian encyclopedia 'Store norske leksikon'.

Table of Contents

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

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