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Peacemaking, power-sharing and international law : imperfect peace, Martin Wählisch

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Peacemaking, power-sharing and international law : imperfect peace
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Peacemaking, power-sharing and international law
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imperfect peace
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Martin Wählisch
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"This monograph provides a contemporary analysis of the frictions between peacemaking and international human rights law based on the cases of post-conflict power-sharing in Lebanon and Bosnia-Herzegovina. In this context it evaluates the long-standing debate in the United Nations and human rights bodies about the 'imperfect peace'. Written from a practitioner-scholarly viewpoint and drawing from new authentic sources, the book describes the mechanisms used in peace agreements and post-conflict constitutions for managing ethnic or religious diversity, explains their legal limits under international human rights law, and provides a conceptual framework for analysing the nexus between law and peacemaking. The book argues that the relationship between the content of peace agreements and post-conflict constitutions, their negotiation process and the element of time need to be untangled to better understand legal limits of statebuilding in the aftermath of armed conflict. It reaches out equally to scholars in human rights law and peace and conflict studies, advisers in peace processes, constitution-makers, and peace mediators.Lasting peace requires the respect for universal human rights. This book offers unique insights into how to find the balance between practical political solutions and the respect for international law. It is a rich resource for peacemakers and conflict parties, and an indispensable read on the phenomenon of the "imperfect peace".Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, former Swedish Minister for Foreign AffairsA balanced examination of a key issue for mediators and international lawyers alike, the tension between human rights concerns and practical peacemaking. Waehlisch writes with the authority of one who is both an academic but also a political adviser with plentiful hands on experience in the regions from which he draws his case studies, the Balkans and the Arab world.Sir Derek Plumbly KCMG, King's College London, former UN Special Coordinator for LebanonA rigorous reflection on the tension between peacemaking and the protection of human rights. The focus on two well-chosen case-studies brings the problem to life, and international law is presented in the light of deeply understood practical experience. This illuminating, thought-provoking work deserves to be read by everyone involved in the law, practice or study of peacemaking, statebuilding, or human rights.Professor David Feldman, Cambridge University, former Judge of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and HerzegovinaIs there a law of peace? This insightful book deploys a comparative analysis drawing from the Balkans to the Middle East across the scholarly-practitioner divide to elucidate this now evolving normative development.Professor ?Ruti Teitel, New York Law SchoolImperfect Peace is an extraordinarily useful and original book that brings together concerns and areas of scholarship and practice that do not always communicate well. Grounded in actual cases it is a "must read" for anyone interested in peace and the evolution of the international system.Professor Andrea Bartoli, Dean School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall UniversityPractitioners and scholars alike will find the monograph helpful not only to understand better the relationship between international law and peace, but how to navigate and use it to best effect. Well-informed, Waehlisch offers a sober yet progressive account with insights about real-world dynamics along with thoughtful suggestions for recurrent problems. Those facing the challenges of transitions will find this a timely and indispensable reference.Professor John Packer, University of Ottawa, UN DPA Standby Team Constitutions and Process Design Expert"--
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Wählisch, Martin
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non fiction
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  • Pacific settlement of international disputes
  • Mediation, International
  • Humanitarian law
  • Peace
  • Humanitarian law
  • Mediation, International
  • Pacific settlement of international disputes
  • Peace
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Peacemaking, power-sharing and international law : imperfect peace, Martin Wählisch
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-201) and index
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24 cm
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xxviii, 217 pages
Isbn
9781509914258
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2019021082
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1100442477
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Peacemaking, power-sharing and international law : imperfect peace, Martin Wählisch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 217 pages
Isbn
9781509914258
Lccn
2019021082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)1100442477

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