Edited by Cecilia M. Bailliet
Chapter 3: Normative evolution of the international law of peace in a post-Western age
This chapter traces the evolution of the international law of peace from the notion of a ‘right to peaceful coexistence’ contained in the Joint Statement on the Promotion of International Law issued by China and Russia in 2016 to the adoption of a Declaration on the Right to Peace by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly in 2017. The chapter seeks to explains how the right to peace signals a new direction in the evolution of human rights law towards non-justiciable duties in the post-Western age and suggests that it might be beneficial to focus on institutions addressing the implementation of peace.
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