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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Ulrich Fastenrath, Christian Fastenrath

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 October 2020

Subject(s):
Arms control — Military assistance — Armed conflict, international — Collective security — 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 Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (‘OSCE’) is the world’s largest regional security organization, stretching from Vancouver to Vladivostok (Collective Security). It is characterized by its comprehensive and cooperative approach to security, which comprises a politico-military dimension, an economic and environmental dimension, and a human dimension. Over the last decades, the OSCE has developed extensive expertise in early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management, and post-conflict rehabilitation. 2 The OSCE originated in the era of...
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