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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Peace, Right to, International Protection

Djacoba Liva Tehindrazanarivelo, Robert Kolb

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 May 2019

Subject(s):
Civil and political rights — International peace and security

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

1 For centuries, peace among nations has constituted a diffuse ultimate goal of international relations. It was mainly an ideal in philosophical and political thought. War itself was considered in the light of peace. Its aim was indeed geared to the achievement of a better peace. The Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace of 1984 (‘1984 Right to Peace Declaration’), annexed to the United Nations General Assembly ( United Nations, General Assembly ) Resolution 39/11 of 12 November 1984 , marks the apogee of a new approach: it envisions peace as a ‘right’. In...
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