Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement
Patryk I Labuda
- Peace keeping
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 The term ‘peacekeeping’ refers to measures aimed at preventing a breach of the peace ( Peace, Threat to ) or maintaining and restoring peace ( Peace, Breach of ), which are carried out with the authorization of the United Nations or other international and regional organizations. Peacekeeping was traditionally viewed as a counterpoint to ‘enforcement action’, under Chapter VII of the UN Charter , which implies that threats to the peace are dealt with by force. However, in recent years, as the traditional distinction between peacekeeping and coercive enforcement...