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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Peace, Proposals for the Preservation of

Achilles Skordas

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 February 2020

Subject(s):
Peace keeping — Peace treaties — Armed conflict

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 ‘peace’ is both a legal and a sociological/philosophical concept. ‘Preservation’ of peace includes maintenance and restoration of peace, as well as reform of the international system and its institutions in view of maintenance or restoration of peace. The concept of peace is closely linked to those of international law, justice, and international security, and should be interpreted taking into consideration the distinctions ‘peace/war’, ‘peace/law’, and ‘peace/justice’. 2 ‘Proposals’ are visions, plans, ideas, guiding principles, and reform projects,...
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