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International Law and Peacemaking

It is often assumed that international law promotes peace. Does it? How? Does it speak to processes of peacemaking directly? What is the relevant law related to peacemaking? How does this shape the work of negotiators and mediators? Moreover, what is the legal status of the documents that often come out of peace processes?

In this research cluster we look at various aspects of the intersection of law and peacemaking in an interdisciplinary manner. We also work together with practitioners: they shape our research and we comment on their questions from practice. One example of a current research project is “The Legal Niceties of Peace”, an Academy of European Law research activity in which we analyse the legal status of peace agreements.

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