Chapter 12: A matter of life and death: The impact of power-sharing on the legal position of armed groups
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The legal position of armed groups as signatories to intra-state peace agreements has been the subject of a longstanding debate in scholarship and practice. This chapter goes beyond this debate, by focusing on a prevalent feature of such agreements: power-sharing provisions. This chapter argues that power-sharing arrangements can have a profound effect on the position of armed groups, to the extent of dissolving the armed group as a separate entity.

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