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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Peace Treaties

Jann K Kleffner

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 10 December 2019

Armed conflict — Peace treaties — Disarmament — Since World War II — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Belligerence — Prisoners of war

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Peace treaties are agreements concluded between the parties to an armed conflict that end the state of war or the armed conflict between them ( Armed Conflict, International ). One can broadly distinguish between two types of peace treaties. First, peace treaties stricto sensu are agreements concluded between belligerent States in written form and governed by international law that bring to an end the formal or material state of war between them. Secondly, agreements that are concluded between a non-State party to an armed conflict, on the one hand, and either...
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