Titel: Peace Agreements and Human Rights
Autor/en: Christine Bell
OXFORD UNIV PR
Dezember 2000 - gebunden - 424 Seiten
This book examines the place of human rights in peace agreements against the backdrop of international legal provision. The introductory analysis draws on a review of many peace agreements, while the body of the book focuses on the peace agreements in four cases: South Africa, Israel/Palestine, Northern Ireland, and Bosnia. It addresses the phenomenon of the post-cold war peace process, the types of agreements that are typically produced, and the typical role of human rights in those agreements.
1. Introduction; 2. Peace processes, Peace Agreements, and Human Rights: What are They?; 3. From Conflict to Peace? South Africa and Northern Ireland; 4. From Conflict to Peace: Israel/Palestine and Bosnia-Herzegovina; 5. Getting to Yes? negotiating Self-Determination; 6. But What was the Question? Evaluating the Deal; 7. Building for the Future: Human Rights Institutions; 8. Undoing the Past: Refugees, Land, and Possession; 9. Dealing with the Past: Prisoners, Accountability, and 'Truth'; 10. 'Back to the Future': Human Rights and Peace Agreements; Appendix: A Decade of Peace Agreements; References; Index
Christine Bell is Professor of Law at the University of Ulster
Christine Bell has written an extremely insightful and original analysis of the dynamics between international human rights law and peace agreements ... this volume is the first by a single author to map the field of human rights provisions in peace agreements. Bell's original contribution is magnified by her attention to detail and careful application of a strong analytical framework. Peace Agreements and Human Rights will be of great interest not only to international lawyers and human rights specialists, but also to academics and practitioners interested in peace and conflict issues. The American Journal of International Law ... a most impressive academic achievement ... Bell thoroughly deals with the various conceptual issues ... The book provides an in-depth analysis of the impact of human rights law in its varying facets in the complex internal conflicts and ensuing peace processes. Analysing the role of international humanitarian law within such a wide perspective, make her study of a truly interdisciplinary nature, and required reading for legal scholars and all those interested in the complex realities of international conflict resolution alike. Journal of Documentation Professor Christine Bell has written a lucid, valuable and wide-ranging analysis of the role of human rights. Brendan O'Leary, Sunday Business Post This is an important book ... The book is detailed, scholarly and authoritative, yet maintains an engaging narrative style and concentrates on the moral dilemmas associated with contemporary peace accords ... not a dry legal tome, instead it places peace accords in their human context ... a magnificent resource and I would recommend this book for graduate courses on peace and conflict. Ethnic Conflict Research Digest ... a really useful dialogue between the points of view of universal norms of human rights and realpolitik bargainers in violent conflicts, which is respectful of both viewpoints. CAJ