International Peace and Security

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International Peace and Security - Research Guide International Law

Nowadays many international or regional organizations are involved in peacemaking, peace-enforcing and peacekeeping activities: United Nations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, African Union, European Union, etc. In fact, they send multinational forces to the various conflict areas. While the expression ‘collective security’ does not occur in the United Nations Charter, it is often used to refer to the system for the maintenance of international peace and security under the UN Charter and the corresponding provisions of regional organizations. According to the UN Charter the United Nations have the primary responsilibility ‘[t]o maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace…’ (Art. 1 (1) UN Charter). If it determines, in accordance with Art. 39 UN Charter, the existence of a threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression, the UN Security Council may make recommendations, or decide what measures shall be taken by members of the UN to maintain or restore international peace and security.

This Research Guide is intended as a starting point for research in the field of International Peace and Security. It provides the basic materials available in the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format. Handbooks, leading articles, bibliographies, periodicals, serial publications and documents of interest are presented in the Selective Bibliography section. Links to the PPL Catalogue are inserted. The Library’s classification index codes 41. International police and  179. International Peace and Security and subject heading (keyword) International Peace and Security are instrumental for searching through the Catalogue. Special attention is given to our subscriptions on databases, e-journals, e-books and other electronic resources. Finally, this Research Guide features links to relevant websites and other online resources of particular interest.

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1. Japan's maritime security strategy
Japan's maritime security strategy : the Japan Coast Guard and maritime outlaws / Lindsay Black. - Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. - XII, 221 pages. ; 23 cm. - (Critical studies of the Asia Pacific series) Bibliography: page 180-211. - Notes: page 177-179. - With index. - 2014
Keywords: Japan, Maritime navigation, Maritime security, Piracy, Maritime terrorism,

2. External interventions in civil wars
External interventions in civil wars : the role and impact of regional and international organisations / edited by Stefan Wolff and Oya Dursun-Özkanca. - London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. - VIII, 186 pages. ; 24 cm Includes bibliographical references and index. - 2014
Keywords: United Nations, Regional organizations, Civil wars, Intervention, Peacekeeping, Conflict management,

3. Vergangenheitsbewältigung in Ruanda, Kambodscha und Guatemala
Vergangenheitsbewältigung in Ruanda, Kambodscha und Guatemala : die Implementierung normativer Ansprüche / Kira Auer. - Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2014. - 399 pages. ; 23 cm. - (Studien der Hessischen Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung ; [N.F.], Band 24) Originally doctoral dissertation at TU Darmstadt , 2013. - Bibliography: page 381-399. - With notes. - 2014
Keywords: Cambodia, Guatemala, Rwanda, Civil wars, Post-conflict reconstruction, Memory,

4. Sicurezza e cooperazione negli anni della guerra fredda
Sicurezza e cooperazione negli anni della guerra fredda : scritti scelti / Vittorio Orilia ; a cura di Giordana Pulcini. - Venezia : Marsilio, 2013. - 196 pages. ; 22 cm. - (Saggi) Bibliography: page 195-196. - With notes. - 2013
Keywords: Europe, Italy, Mediterranean countries, International politics, International relations, European security, Cold war,

5. Ittiǧāhāt Waṯīqat al-Dawḥa li-al-Salām fī Dārfūr
Ittiǧāhāt Waṯīqat al-Dawḥa li-al-Salām fī Dārfūr / ʿAlī Abū Zayd ʿAlī. - Khartoum : Markaz Idārat al-Azamāt wa-Dirāsāt al-Salām, 2011. - 34 pages. ; 24 cm With notes. - 2011
Keywords: Sudan, Darfur, Liberation movements, Peace process, Human rights, Power sharing, Refugees, Compensation for damage, African Union, United Nations,

6. Las resoluciones 678 (1990) y 1441 (2002) del Consejo de Seguridad y los conflictos armados contra Iraq (1991 y 2003)
Las resoluciones 678 (1990) y 1441 (2002) del Consejo de Seguridad y los conflictos armados contra Iraq (1991 y 2003) / José B. Acosta Estévez. - Lleida : Edicions de la Universitat de Lleida. - Page 255-295 In: El conflicto de Iraq y el Derecho Internacional : el caso Couso / Albert Galinsoga Jordà (ed.), ISBN 9788484094135: (2013), Page 255-295. - 2013
Keywords: Iraq, Irak - Kuwait conflict (1990-1991), Iraq War (2003), United Nations, Security Council, Resolutions, Use of force, Collective security,

7. Las empresas militares y de seguridad privadas ante el Derecho Internacional de los derechos humanos: su actuación en el conflicto iraquí
Las empresas militares y de seguridad privadas ante el Derecho Internacional de los derechos humanos: su actuación en el conflicto iraquí / Jaume Saura Estapà. - Lleida : Edicions de la Universitat de Lleida. - Page 347-368 In: El conflicto de Iraq y el Derecho Internacional : el caso Couso / Albert Galinsoga Jordà (ed.), ISBN 9788484094135: (2013), Page 347-368. - 2013
Keywords: Iraq War (2003), Private military companies, International humanitarian law, Armed conflicts, Human rights,

8. Europäische Armee: eher Chimäre als Vision!
Europäische Armee: eher Chimäre als Vision! / Hans-Georg Ehrhart In: Friedensgutachten = ISSN 0932-7983: (2014), page 87-99. - 2014
Keywords: European Union, Armed forces, Common foreign and security policy, Military co-operation, European security, Security policy,

9. Ungenutztes Potenzial
Ungenutztes Potenzial : fur ein politische Strategie beim Einsatz von Polizei in den Friedenseinsätzen der EU / Steffen Eckhard, Philipp Rottmann In: Friedensgutachten = ISSN 0932-7983: (2014), page 114-125. - 2014
Keywords: European Union, International police, Peacebuilding,

10. Debatte beendet?
Debatte beendet? : die EU, Deutschland und die Antiterrorpolitik nach der NSA-Affäre / Hendrik Hegemann, Martin Kahl In: Friedensgutachten = ISSN 0932-7983: (2014), page 154-166. - 2014
Keywords: Germany, United States of America, European Union, Intelligence, Secret services, Terrorism, Prevention, Constitutional state,

11. Die "neue westliche Kriegsführing wirft mehr Probleme auf als sie löst
Die "neue westliche Kriegsführing wirft mehr Probleme auf als sie löst / Niklas Schörnig In: Friedensgutachten = ISSN 0932-7983: (2014), page 226-227. - 2014
Keywords: West, War, Wars, Intervention, International peace and security,

12. Die Geheimdienste und das Militär: neue Bedrohungen in Cyberspace
Die Geheimdienste und das Militär: neue Bedrohungen in Cyberspace / Götz Neuneck In: Friedensgutachten = ISSN 0932-7983: (2014), page 239-253. - 2014
Keywords: Cyberspace, Cyberwarfare, Secret services, Intelligence, International peace and security,

13. Revolution und Revanche: die Ukraine am Abgrund
Revolution und Revanche: die Ukraine am Abgrund / Andreas Heinemann-Grüder In: Friedensgutachten = ISSN 0932-7983: (2014), page 268-282. - 2014
Keywords: Ukraine, Russian Federation, Crimea, Annexation, Revolutions, International relations, International crises, Political regimes,

14. The Copenhagen Process
The Copenhagen Process : Principles and Guidelines on the Handling of Detainees in International Militairy Operations / Bruce "Ossie" Oswald In: Nordic Journal of International Law = ISSN 0902-7351: vol. 83, issue 2, page 128-167. - 2014
Keywords: Armed forces abroad, Non-international armed conflicts, Detention, International negotiations, Guidelines,

15. The United Nations, Peacekeeping, and the Globalization of the Conflict in Somalia
The United Nations, Peacekeeping, and the Globalization of the Conflict in Somalia / Kate Seaman. - New York : Bloomsbury Academic. - Page 27-48 In: Globalizing Somalia / edited by Emma Leonard and Gilbert Ramsay, ISBN 9781780935690: (2013), Page 27-48. - 2013
Keywords: Somalia, United Nations, Peacekeeping, Globalization,

16. The Responsibility to protect and the Arab Spring: Libya as the Exception, Syria as the Norm?
The Responsibility to protect and the Arab Spring: Libya as the Exception, Syria as the Norm? / Andrew Garwood-Gowers In: The University of New South Wales Law Journal = ISSN 0313-0096: vol. 36, issue 2, page 594-618. - 2013
Keywords: Libya, Syria, Intervention, Responsibility to protect, Arab Spring, Humanitarian intervention, Protection of civilian persons,

17. Piercing the Shield of Sovereignty: an Assessment of the Legal Status of the "Unwilling or Unable" Test
Piercing the Shield of Sovereignty: an Assessment of the Legal Status of the "Unwilling or Unable" Test / Gareth D Williams In: The University of New South Wales Law Journal = ISSN 0313-0096: vol. 36, issue 2, page 619-641. - 2013
Keywords: Use of force, Self-defence, Non-State actors, Terrorism, Opinio juris, Customary international law, Charter of the United Nations (San Francisco, 26 June 1945),

18. The Provision of Arms and "Non-Lethal" Assistance to Governmental and Opposition Forces
The Provision of Arms and "Non-Lethal" Assistance to Governmental and Opposition Forces / Christian Henderson In: The University of New South Wales Law Journal = ISSN 0313-0096: vol. 36, issue 2, page 642-681. - 2013
Keywords: Intervention, Humanitarian intervention, Arms, Non-lethal weapons, Arab Spring,

19. Regional and International Conflict Regulation: Diplomatic, Economic and Military Interventions
Regional and International Conflict Regulation: Diplomatic, Economic and Military Interventions / Stefan Wolff and Oya Dursun-Özkanca. - London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. - Page 1-27 In: External Interventions in Civil Wars : the Role and Impact of Regional and International Organisations / edited by Stefan Wolff and Oya Dursun-Özkanca, ISBN 9780415711449: (2014), Page 1-27. - 2014
Keywords: United Nations, Regional organizations, Civil wars, Conflict management,

20. United Nations Peacekeeping in Timor-Leste
United Nations Peacekeeping in Timor-Leste / Darya Pushkina and Philip Maier. - London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. - Page 28-47 In: External Interventions in Civil Wars : the Role and Impact of Regional and International Organisations / edited by Stefan Wolff and Oya Dursun-Özkanca, ISBN 9780415711449: (2014), Page 28-47. - 2014
Keywords: East Timor, United Nations, Civil wars, International territorial administration, Peacekeeping,

21. NATO's Intervention in the Afghan Civil War
NATO's Intervention in the Afghan Civil War / James Sperling and Mark Webber. - London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. - Page 48-76 In: External Interventions in Civil Wars : the Role and Impact of Regional and International Organisations / edited by Stefan Wolff and Oya Dursun-Özkanca, ISBN 9780415711449: (2014), Page 48-76. - 2014
Keywords: Afghanistan, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Civil wars, Intervention,

22. The African Union Mission in Burundi
The African Union Mission in Burundi / Annemarie Peen Rodt. - London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. - Page 77-96 In: External Interventions in Civil Wars : the Role and Impact of Regional and International Organisations / edited by Stefan Wolff and Oya Dursun-Özkanca, ISBN 9780415711449: (2014), Page 77-96. - 2014
Keywords: Burundi, African Union, Civil wars, Peacekeeping, Intervention,

23. The Contribution of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference to the Peace Process in Mindanao
The Contribution of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference to the Peace Process in Mindanao / Alpaslan Özerdem. - London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. - Page 97-117 In: External Interventions in Civil Wars : the Role and Impact of Regional and International Organisations / edited by Stefan Wolff and Oya Dursun-Özkanca, ISBN 9780415711449: (2014), Page 97-117. - 2014
Keywords: Philippines, Organization of the Islamic Conference, Civil wars, Conflict resolution,

24. European Union Conflict Management in the Western Balkans
European Union Conflict Management in the Western Balkans / Annemarie Peen Rodt. - London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. - Page 118-134 In: External Interventions in Civil Wars : the Role and Impact of Regional and International Organisations / edited by Stefan Wolff and Oya Dursun-Özkanca, ISBN 9780415711449: (2014), Page 118-134. - 2014
Keywords: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Balkans, European Union, Civil wars, Conflict management,

25. Defending Democracy?
Defending Democracy? : Assessing the OAS's 2002 Diplomatic Intervention in Haiti / Heather Smith-Cannoy. - London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. - Page 135-154 In: External Interventions in Civil Wars : the Role and Impact of Regional and International Organisations / edited by Stefan Wolff and Oya Dursun-Özkanca, ISBN 9780415711449: (2014), Page 135-154. - 2014
Keywords: Haïti, Organization of American States, Conflict management, Democracy, Diplomacy,

26. The Response of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to the Crisis in Kyrgyzstan
The Response of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to the Crisis in Kyrgyzstan / Stephen Aris. - London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. - Page 155-180 In: External Interventions in Civil Wars : the Role and Impact of Regional and International Organisations / edited by Stefan Wolff and Oya Dursun-Özkanca, ISBN 9780415711449: (2014), Page 155-180. - 2014
Keywords: Kirghizistan, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Rebellions, Humanitarian intervention, Conflict management,

27. Van model-democratie tot mislukte staat
Van model-democratie tot mislukte staat : het conflict in Mali / Kees Homan In: Atlantisch perspectief = ISSN 0167-1847: vol. 37, issue 7, page 14-19. - 2013
Keywords: Mali, Tuareg, Insurgency, Democracy, Peacekeeping,

28. Restorative Justice and Reconciliation: Twin Frameworks for Peacebuilding
Restorative Justice and Reconciliation: Twin Frameworks for Peacebuilding / Jennifer J. Llewellyn and Daniel Philpott. - Oxford : Oxford University Press. - Page 14-36 In: Restorative Justice, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding / edited by Jennifer J. Llewellyn and Daniel Philpott, ISBN 0780199364862: (2014), Page 14-36. - 2014
Keywords: Restorative justice, Reconciliation, Peacebuilding,

29. Charting the Path of Justice in Peacebuilding
Charting the Path of Justice in Peacebuilding / Aaron P. Boesenecker and Leslie Vinjamuri. - Oxford : Oxford University Press. - Page 37-76 In: Restorative Justice, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding / edited by Jennifer J. Llewellyn and Daniel Philpott, ISBN 0780199364862: (2014), Page 37-76. - 2014
Keywords: Restorative justice, Reconciliation, Peacebuilding,

30. Reconciliation as Heterodoxy
Reconciliation as Heterodoxy / Jonathan VanAntwerpen. - Oxford : Oxford University Press. - Page 77-117 In: Restorative Justice, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding / edited by Jennifer J. Llewellyn and Daniel Philpott, ISBN 0780199364862: (2014), Page 77-117. - 2014
Keywords: Restorative justice, Reconciliation, Peacebuilding, Truth and reconciliation commissions,

31. Amnesties in the Pursuit of Reconciliation, Peacebuilding, and Restorative Justice
Amnesties in the Pursuit of Reconciliation, Peacebuilding, and Restorative Justice / Louise Mallinder. - Oxford : Oxford University Press. - Page 138-173 In: Restorative Justice, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding / edited by Jennifer J. Llewellyn and Daniel Philpott, ISBN 0780199364862: (2014), Page 138-173. - 2014
Keywords: Restorative justice, Reconciliation, Peacebuilding, Amnesty,

32. The Role of Forgiveness in Reconciliation and Restorative Justice: a Christian Theological Perspective
The Role of Forgiveness in Reconciliation and Restorative Justice: a Christian Theological Perspective / Stephen J. Pope. - Oxford : Oxford University Press. - Page 174-196 In: Restorative Justice, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding / edited by Jennifer J. Llewellyn and Daniel Philpott, ISBN 0780199364862: (2014), Page 174-196. - 2014
Keywords: Restorative justice, Reconciliation, Peacebuilding, Christianity, Theology,

33. Pursuing Inclusive Reparations
Pursuing Inclusive Reparations : Living between Promise and Non-Delivery / Charles Villa-Vicencio. - Oxford : Oxford University Press. - Page 197-213 In: Restorative Justice, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding / edited by Jennifer J. Llewellyn and Daniel Philpott, ISBN 0780199364862: (2014), Page 197-213. - 2014
Keywords: Restorative justice, Reconciliation, Peacebuilding,

34. Traditional Justice
Traditional Justice / John Braithwaite. - Oxford : Oxford University Press. - Page 214-239 In: Restorative Justice, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding / edited by Jennifer J. Llewellyn and Daniel Philpott, ISBN 0780199364862: (2014), Page 214-239. - 2014
Keywords: Restorative justice, Reconciliation, Peacebuilding, Traditional courts,

35. To Strike Syria or not
To Strike Syria or not : the Viewpont from the White House / Roberta Haar In: Atlantisch perspectief = ISSN 0167-1847: vol. 37, issue 8, page 9-14. - 2013
Keywords: United States of America, Syria, Foreign policy, Intervention,

36. Doing Justice Diffently: from Revolution to Transformation in Restorative Justice and Political Reconciliation
Doing Justice Diffently: from Revolution to Transformation in Restorative Justice and Political Reconciliation / Jason A. Springs. - Oxford : Oxford University Press. - Page 240-258 In: Restorative Justice, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding / edited by Jennifer J. Llewellyn and Daniel Philpott, ISBN 0780199364862: (2014), Page 240-258. - 2014
Keywords: Restorative justice, Reconciliation, Peacebuilding, Politics,

37. Europese samenwerking met een Noord-Atlantisch tintje
Europese samenwerking met een Noord-Atlantisch tintje / Peter Wijninga In: Atlantisch perspectief = ISSN 0167-1847: vol. 38, issue 2, page 4-9. - 2014
Keywords: Europe, Air transport, Air force, Military co-operation, North Atlantic Treaty Organization,

38. Arguing Matters
Arguing Matters : the Responsibility to Protect and the Case of Libya / Tim Dunne, Katherine Gelber In: Global Responsibility to Protect = ISSN 1875-9858: vol. 6, issue 3, page 326-349. - 2014
Keywords: Libya, United Nations, Security Council, Responsibility to protect, Decision-making,

39. Seemacht und Geopolitik: Wandel in der US-Marinepräsenz birgt neue Betätigungsfelder für die Marinen der europäischen Staaten
Seemacht und Geopolitik: Wandel in der US-Marinepräsenz birgt neue Betätigungsfelder für die Marinen der europäischen Staaten / Sebastian Bruns In: S+F : Vierteljahreszeitschrift für Sicherheit und Frieden = ISSN 0175-274X: vol. 32, issue 3, page 176-181. - 2014
Keywords: Europe, United States of America, Navy, Geopolitics, Defence policy, Security policy, Maritime security, National security, International relations,

40. Lehren aus 10 Jahren Aktionplan Zivile Krisenprävention - wie weiter?
Lehren aus 10 Jahren Aktionplan Zivile Krisenprävention - wie weiter? / Winfried Nachtwei In: S+F : Vierteljahreszeitschrift für Sicherheit und Frieden = ISSN 0175-274X: vol. 32, issue 3, page 201-205. - 2014
Keywords: Germany, Conflict management, Conflict prevention, International crises, Foreign policy, United Nations,

41. 10 jahre Aktionsplan Zivile Krisenprävention
10 jahre Aktionsplan Zivile Krisenprävention / Martina Fischer In: S+F : Vierteljahreszeitschrift für Sicherheit und Frieden = ISSN 0175-274X: vol. 32, issue 3, page 206-211. - 2014
Keywords: Germany, Conflict management, Conflict prevention, International crises, Foreign policy, Peacebuilding, Peace, Democracy,

42. Blinde Flecken im Diskurs über den Ukraine-Konflikt (Forum)
Blinde Flecken im Diskurs über den Ukraine-Konflikt (Forum) In: S+F : Vierteljahreszeitschrift für Sicherheit und Frieden = ISSN 0175-274X: vol. 32, issue 3, page 215-227. - 2014
Keywords: European Union, Ukraine, Russian Federation, Intervention, Politics, Government,

43. Weak Links in the Chain of Authority: the Challenges of Intervention Decisions to Protect Civilians
Weak Links in the Chain of Authority: the Challenges of Intervention Decisions to Protect Civilians / Hugh Breakey, Sidney Dekker In: International Peacekeeping = ISSN 1353-3312: vol. 21, issue 3, page 307-323. - 2014
Keywords: United Nations, Security Council, Peacekeeping, Civilian population, Humanitarian intervention, Decision-making,

44. Bangladesh's Participation in UN Peacekeeping Missions and Challenges for Civil-Military Relations: a Case for Concordance Theory
Bangladesh's Participation in UN Peacekeeping Missions and Challenges for Civil-Military Relations: a Case for Concordance Theory / Rashed Uz Zaman In: International Peacekeeping = ISSN 1353-3312: vol. 21, issue 3, page 324-344. - 2014
Keywords: Bangladesh, United Nations, Security Council, Peacekeeping, Civil-military relations,

45. "Peacekeeper Babies"
"Peacekeeper Babies" : an Unintended Legacy of United Nations Peace Support Operations / Olivera Simić, Melanie O'Brien In: International Peacekeeping = ISSN 1353-3312: vol. 21, issue 3, page 345-363. - 2014
Keywords: United Nations, Security Council, Peacekeeping, Sex crimes, Children and parents,

46. Just How Liberal Is the Liberal Peace?
Just How Liberal Is the Liberal Peace? / Madhav Joshi, Sung Yong Lee, Roger Mac Ginty In: International Peacekeeping = ISSN 1353-3312: vol. 21, issue 3, page 364-389. - 2014
Keywords: Peacebuilding, Peace process, Liberalism,

47. A Small State's Search for Relevance
A Small State's Search for Relevance : Peace Missions as Foreign Policy / Maria Do Céu Pinto In: International Peacekeeping = ISSN 1353-3312: vol. 21, issue 3, page 390-405. - 2014
Keywords: Portugal, United Nations, Peacekeeping, International relations,

48. Weltenretter, Schlümpfe oder Versager?
Weltenretter, Schlümpfe oder Versager? / Kira Taszman In: Vereinte Nationen = ISSN 0042-384X: vol. 62, issue 4, page 169-174. - 2014
Keywords: United Nations, Peacekeeping, Audio-visual works, International military forces,

49. The Responsibility to Protect
The Responsibility to Protect / Nico Schrijver. - Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate. - Page 317-331 In: Globalisation, Multilateralism, Europe : towards a Better Global Governance? / edited by Mario Telò, ISBN 9781409464488: (2013), Page 317-331. - 2013
Keywords: Responsibility to protect, Genocide, Crimes against humanity, War crimes, Ethnic cleansing,

50. Regional Security Communities
Regional Security Communities / Hidetoshi Nakamura. - Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate. - Page 333-348 In: Globalisation, Multilateralism, Europe : towards a Better Global Governance? / edited by Mario Telò, ISBN 9781409464488: (2013), Page 333-348. - 2013
Keywords: European Union, Northeast Asia, Regional security, European security, Common foreign and security policy, International relations theory, International relations,

51. Multilateralism and Conflict Management: Assessing Peace Operations
Multilateralism and Conflict Management: Assessing Peace Operations / Fulvio Attinà. - Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate. - Page 373-387 In: Globalisation, Multilateralism, Europe : towards a Better Global Governance? / edited by Mario Telò, ISBN 9781409464488: (2013), Page 373-387. - 2013
Keywords: Multilateralism, International relations, Conflict management, Peace, United Nations, Intervention, International peace and security, Conflict resolution, Peacebuilding,

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  • Tercinet, J., Le maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales, Bruxelles, Bruylant, 2012.

    Résolument ancré dans une approche interdisciplinaire conjuguant harmonieusement le droit du maintien de la paix et la géopolitique, l’ouvrage apporte un éclairage lumineux sur les mutations profondes qui ont affecté le maintien de la paix depuis sa création, qu’il s’agisse de la diversification de ses opérations et de ses acteurs, de la complexification grandissante des modalités de ses interventions et des nécessaires articulations entre leurs différents niveaux, onusien ou non.

    Ce recueil d’études, hommage de la communauté scientifique et des collègues et amis du professeur Josiane Tercinet, rassemble une sélection de ses publications – chroniques, études de cas et synthèses critiques – consacrées à l’analyse du maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales. Il propose une documentation rigoureuse et constitue une contribution scientifique précieuse pour la doctrine du droit et des relations internationales touchant à la sécurité. Résolument ancré dans une approche interdisciplinaire conjuguant harmonieusement le droit du maintien de la paix et la géopolitique, l’ouvrage apporte un éclairage lumineux sur les mutations profondes qui ont affecté le maintien de la paix depuis sa création, qu’il s’agisse de la diversification de ses opérations et de ses acteurs, de la complexification grandissante des modalités de ses interventions et des nécessaires articulations entre leurs différents niveaux, onusien ou non.

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  • Kumaba Mbuta, W., L'ONU et la diplomatie des conflits: le cas de la République démocratique du Congo, Paris, Harmattan, 2012.

    Kumaba Mbuta, W., L'ONU et la diplomatie des conflits: le cas de la République démocratique du Congo, Paris, Harmattan, 2012.

    Par une approche juridico-politico-stratégique, ce livre traite d’un enjeu fondamental des relations internationales : le redéploiement des opérations de maintien de la paix de l’ONU depuis la fin de la guerre froide. Le but est d’appréhender les efforts et les difficultés de l’ONU dans sa mission de gestion et de liquidation des conflits, à travers l’exemple de la RDC.

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  • Benner, Th., Mergenthaler, S. and Rothmann, Ph., The New World of UN Peace Operations: Learning to Build Peace? Oxford, OUP, 2011.

    Benner, Th., Mergenthaler, S. and Rothmann, Ph., The New World of UN Peace Operations: Learning to Build Peace? Oxford, OUP, 2011.

    Peace operations are the UN’s flagship activity. Over the past decade, UN blue helmets have been dispatched to ever more challenging environments from the Congo to Timor to perform an expanding set of tasks. From protecting civilians in the midst of violent conflict to rebuilding state institutions after war, a new range of tasks has transformed the business of the blue helmets into an inherently knowledge-based venture. But all too often, the UN blue helmets, policemen, and other civilian officials have been “flying blind” in their efforts to stabilize countries ravaged by war. The UN realized the need to put knowledge, guidance and doctrine, and reflection on failures and successes at the center of the institution.

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  • Llopis, A.P., Force, ONU et organisations régionales: répartition des responsabilités en matière coercitive, Bruxelles, Bruylant, 2012.

    Llopis, A.P., Force, ONU et organisations régionales: répartition des responsabilités en matière coercitive, Bruxelles, Bruylant, 2012.

    L’étude se penche sur le rôle des organisations régionales dans le domaine de la coercition. L’auteur met en lumière qu’il existe deux modes de relation entre l’ONU et les organisations régionales, la déconcentration et la décentralisation. Dans certains cas l’ONU délègue aux organisations régionales l’exécution des réactions à une menace pour la paix et dans d’autres cas non.

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  • Tzanakopoulos, A., Disobeying the Security Council, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011.

    Tzanakopoulos, A., Disobeying the Security Council, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011.

    Also available as Fulltext e-book inside Peace Palace Library

    This book examines how the United Nations Security Council, in exercising its power to impose binding non-forcible measures (‘sanctions’) under Article 41 of the UN Charter, may violate international law, i.e., limits on its power imposed by the UN Charter itself and by general international law, including human rights guarantees. Such acts may engage the international responsibility of the United Nations, the organization of which the Security Council is an organ.

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  • Tshiyembe, M., Le droit de la sécurité internationale, Paris, L'Harmattan, 2011.

    Tshiyembe, M., Le droit de la sécurité internationale, Paris, L'Harmattan, 2011.

    Le droit de la sécurité internationale est une nouvelle matière introduite par la réforme, dans le cursus universitaire des Facultés de droit de la RDC. L’enjeu de cette réforme est de fournir aux bénéficiaires les clés d’analyse et de compréhension de la sécurité collective telle qu’elle fut concoctée par la charte de l’ONU en 1945, complétée par les résolutions du Conseil de sécurité et les arrêts de la Cour internationale de justice, modifiée et adaptée à la pratique des opérations du maintien de la paix.

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  • MacQueen, N., The United Nations, Peace Operations and the Cold War, Harlow, Longman/Pearson, 2011.

    MacQueen, N., The United Nations, Peace Operations and the Cold War, Harlow, Longman/Pearson, 2011.
    This is the first introduction to the United Nation’s activities during the Cold War period. It combines a history of the UN with a broader account of east-west diplomacy during the Cold War and after. Norrie MacQueen begins by looking at the formation, structure and functions of the UN. Then, within a chronological framework, he assesses its contribution to international security from the emergence of the UN’s peacekeeping role in 1945-56 right through to UN operations in the 1990s in Angola, Somalia and Bosnia.
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  • Williams, P.D., War and Conflict in Africa, Cambridge, Polity, 2011.

    Williams, P.D., War and Conflict in Africa, Cambridge, Polity, 2011.

    After the Cold War, Africa earned the dubious distinction of being the world’s most bloody continent. But how can we explain this proliferation of armed conflicts? What caused them and what were their main characteristics? And what did the world’s governments do to stop them? In addressing these and other questions, Paul Williams offers the first comparative assessment of more than two hundred armed conflicts which took place in Africa between 1990 and 2009 – from the continental catastrophe in the Democratic Republic of Congo to the environmental disaster in the Niger Delta and mass atrocities in the Sudan. Taking a broad comparative approach to examine the political contexts in which these wars occurred, he explores the key ingredients that provoked them and the major international responses undertaken to deliver lasting peace.

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  • The Youth Peace Initiative 2014 and the Roadmap to Israeli-Palestinian Permanent Peace!

    Between 11 and 18 October the Youth Peace Initiative 2014 took place in The Hague, international City of Peace and Justice. The Youth Peace Initiative 2014 (YPI 2014) has been set up to get Israeli and Palestinian youth involved with the current peace negotiations between their nations. The YPI 2014 participants discussed and deliberated a whole week to achieve consensus on ideas and solutions for the peace process.

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  • Extending the Coalition against Islamic State

    Yesterday, Turkey’s parliament has backed a motion that could allow its military to enter Iraq and Syria to join the campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants. While Arab countries including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar have quickly joined the bombing campaign, Washington’s traditional Western allies had been slow to answer the call from U.S. President Barack Obama. France was the first Western country to respond, but this week national parliaments in the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Australia have approved to join the global coalition against Islamic State too.

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  • Modern Technology and Its Potential Role in Peace Building and Conflict Prevention

    On August 20, the Hague Institute for Global Justice organized a high level panel on ‘Peace Technologies’ together with the newly established Peace Informatics Lab of Leiden Univeristy. A discussion was held between experts from civil society groups, governmental institutions, academia and the private sector to exchange ideas and examine what role modern technology can play in peace processes or in the prevention of conflicts. The event was an important opportunity to share knowledge in what is considered to be a revolutionary field. This blog will provide a brief summary of this event as well as give some background information on this particular subject.

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  • Hague Academy Model United Nations on Drone Warfare and International Law

    Directed energy weapons, drones, self targeting bullets, mobile tactical high energy lasers, military robots, spy weapons, weapons undetectable under an x-ray scan, remote controlled insect armies, self driving tanks, robotic mules, thermal camouflage, surveillance technologies and autonomous unmanned systems are some examples of the high tech weapons and military technology that are now used during warfare. The use of this state of the art military technology raises serious ethical and legal questions: (when) is the use of drones acceptable?

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  • Interview: Dr. Christian Noack

    This month, our first time guest editor and colleague, Ms. Anna Duszczyk, invited Dr. Christian Noack from the University of Amsterdam, for an in-depth interview on the current crisis in Ukraine. Dr. Noack is an expert on Eastern European History, Media Studies and Slavonic Studies. In this interview, he will discuss his views on the current political situation in Ukraine and the role of Russia and the European Union in the crisis.

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  • Nuclear security: Dangers and Achievements

    Nuclear security is generally accepted to mean “the prevention of, detection of, and response to, criminal or intentional unauthorized acts involving or directed at nuclear material, other radioactive material, associated facilities, or associated activities”. In short it is about preventing terrorists from acquiring radioactive material or attacking nuclear facilities. Since the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, nuclear security concerns have been heightened, but how real is the danger and what are the legal instruments to combat nuclear terrorism?

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  • Themes of NSS 2014

    The Netherlands will be hosting the Nuclear Security Summit on 24 and 25 March 2014. Nuclear security involves implementing a series of pre-emptive measures to prevent internal and/or external threats directly or indirectly related to nuclear materials, radioactive sources, relevant facilities or other associated activities. Reducing the amount of dangerous nuclear material in the world, improving the security of all nuclear material and radioactive sources and improving international cooperation are the main themes of the 2014 Summit.

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  • A Justification for Russia’s Intervention?

    In the last week Russian military forces have occupied Crimea, the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula where the majority of the population is ethnic Russian and the Russian Black Sea Fleet is deployed in the city of Sevastopol. In the Russian constitution a few articles describe circumstances where a primacy of Russian constitutional law above international law may occur. How does Russia legally justify its intervention? Guest Blog by Anna K. Duszczyk.

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  • Nuclear Security Summit 2014: Preventing Nuclear Terrorism Around the Globe

    On 24 and 25 March 2014 the Third Nuclear Security Summit will take place here in The Hague. Nuclear terrorism is one of the greatest threats to international peace and security. Even though the chance of a terrorist nuclear attack is small, the consequences would be enormous. The Nuclear Security Summit aims to enhance international cooperation in order to combat nuclear terrorist threats by preventing the illicit acquisition of nuclear material by non-state actors such as smugglers and terrorist groups.

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  • Open Season for Whistleblowers? Snowden and the right to privacy

    One of the best known whistleblowers at the moment is Edward Snowden. Snowden gave certain selected NSA documents to the Guardian and the Washington Post because “I can’t in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building”.

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  • ARGO and the Follow-Up: Iran and the United States

    33 Years after the event, Hollywood has turned its attention to an episode that traumatized the United States for months: the seizure of the American Embassy in Tehran. As the US Embassy falls to a group of Islamist students and militants in support of the Iranian revolution and in retaliation for the USA’s sheltering of the recently deposed Shah, six diplomats slip out and seek sanctuary in the Canadian’s ambassador’s residence. It is up to the CIA’s Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) to extract them from the country before they are discovered by the Revolutionary Guards. The plan? Create a fake movie, called Argo, and pretend they’re the crew.

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  • Colombia: At Last Peace with the FARC?

    Columbia’s fourth attempt at peace with the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) started formally last month in Oslo and will continue the 15th of November in Havana, Cuba. The earlier attempts- starting in 1984, 1990 and 1998- to end one of Latin America’s longest and bloodiest armed conflict all failed. Why would the outcome of the peace talks this time be different?

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  • The Legality of Drone Attacks

    According to a recent report by Stanford and New York Universities’ law schools (Living Under Drones), the current US drone strike policy is counterproductive, has injured and killed civilians and undermines respect for international law. This blog explores briefly both the ius ad bellum and ius in bello implications of drone attacks.

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  • The Body Counts : Civilian Casualties in War

    Throughout the post Cold War period there has been a widespread view that war and armed conflict have changed radically since the First World War to the point where some 80-90% of war victims are now civilians. Many modern wars have been accompanied by significant depopulations, along with destruction of infrastructure and resources.

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  • Ivory Coast : UNOCI mandat prolonged until 30 June 2011

    At 20 December 2010 the United Nations Security Council (SC/10132) extended the mission in Cote d’Ivoire until 30 June 2011, strongly condemned attempts to usurp the will of the people and urged respect for the election outcome : Alassane Ouattara, a former prime minister, banker and leader of the opposition, has been recognized as the winner of November’s election by the United Nations, the African Union, the United States and the European Union. The incumbent president, Laurent Gbagbo has resisted repeated calls for him to cede the office.

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  • The Nobel Peace Prize 2010: Liu Xiaobo

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    The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2010 to Liu Xiaobo for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China. The Norwegian Nobel Committee has long held the view that human rights and peace are closely linked. Human rights are essential for [...]

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  • Cyberwar: from fiction to fact

    Computers rather than missiles could pose the biggest security threat of the future with nations able to cripple rivals by using cyberwarfare. Computer strikes could damage a country’s infrastructure as well as defence equipment, cutting off communications, power supplies and military command systems. Major interference on a large scale can be generated by computer viruses. [...]

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  • Military coup in Honduras: Zelaya going for president again? No (update)

    The Organization of American States (OAS) suspended Honduras on Saturday after the Supreme Court of Honduras has rejected to reinstate President Manuel Zelaya.

    The plane was kept from landing at the main Honduras airport Sunday because the runway was blocked by groups of soldiers with military vehicles, some of them lined up against a crowd of thousands outside. His Venezuelan pilots circled around the airport and decided not to risk a crash.

    Honduran coup leaders had three days to restore deposed President Manuel Zelaya to power, the Organization of American States (OAS) said Wednesday, before Honduras risks being suspended from the group.

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  • North Korea Confirms Nuclear Test

    North Korea has conducted its second nuclear test, the country’s state news agency KCNA announced today. The nuclear test was expected. Earlier this year North Korea conducted a failed intercontinental missile test.

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  • International Conference on Afghanistan, The Hague, 31 March 2009

    On 31 March 2009, the Dutch government is hosting the ´International Conference on Afghanistan: a Comprehensive Strategy in a Regional Context´ at the World Forum in The Hague.

    Building on the achievements of previous Conferences in Bonn, London and Paris, this Conference should reaffirm the solid and long-term commitment of the international community to [...]

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  • UNHCR concerned about displaced Congolese and continuing LRA attacks

    On 13 January 2009 the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR published a news story about the humanitarian situation in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The UNHCR estimated that 537 people had been killed in LRA attacks since September in Oriental Province, which borders Uganda and South Sudan.

    On the same day, Joe Bavier of Reuters reported UN-”officials said the security and humanitarian situation in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Oriental Province had sharply deteriorated since the military operation started on December 14. Uganda, Congo and South Sudan launched the joint offensive against the Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Congo’s Garamba National Park.”

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  • New Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) to be signed on December 3, 2008

    Cluster Bomb Tour Bus takes on Eastern Europe

    On Wednesday, 1st October an eight-week campaign trail through Europe was launched to convince all governments to sign a groundbreaking treaty banning cluster bombs, in Oslo on December 3, 2008. Beginning in Belgrade, Serbia and ending at the signing ceremony in Norway, the Ban Bus will rally [...]

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  • Peace and Justice!

    On Thursday, 31 July, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 1828 (2008) renewing the mandate of UNAMID, the UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, for another year (resolution [PDF] and meeting record S/PV.5947 [PDF]).

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  • United Nations Sanctions Against Zimbabwe Leadership Vetoed

    A United States-led attempt to impose United Nations (UN) sanctions against Zimbabwe failed when on Friday, 11 July, China and Russia, both permanent members of the UN Security Council, voted against a draft resolution that would have instituted a travel ban and asset freeze against President Robert Mugabe and thirteen senior government/security officials in connection with the election violence in Zimbabwe.

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