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Peace Agreements: Their Nature and Legal Status

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Bell, Christine (2006) Peace Agreements: Their Nature and Legal Status. American Journal of International Law, 100 (2). pp. 373-412. [Journal article]

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The article examines the legal status of peace agreements, and whether and when they are framed as treaties, international agreements, domestic constitutions or legislation, or political pacts. The article explore the relationship between a peace agreement's legalization and compliance with the peace agreement. Conventional understandings of how legalization affects compliance are argued not to apply. The article makes a case for understanding peace agreements as exhibiting a distinct 'law of the peacemaker' or lex pacificatoria, which operates as a transnational form of law similar to the lex mercatoria.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Transitional Justice Institute
ID Code:14626
Deposited By:Ms Lisa Gormley
Deposited On:27 Jul 2010 11:26
Last Modified:10 Jun 2011 01:12

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