In English, with one contribution in French.
xi, 226 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
9789004321236 paperback 9004321233 paperback 9789004321243 (e-book)
This unique volume looks at international peace treaties, at their results, effects and failures. It reflects the outcome of an international conference held in the Peace Palace (The Hague) on the occasion of the Centenary of this institution, which opened its doors on the eve of World War I. The volume offers the reflections of the leading experts attending the conference and the open debate which followed. The Treaty of Versailles of 1919, the mother of all peace treaties, is the first to be critically discussed. How should this treaty be viewed with the knowledge of today? What are the lessons learned in the light of historic developments? Subsequently, the Dayton Agreement, which sealed the end to the bloody conflict in the former Yugoslavia (1992-1995), and the Sudan Agreement, which came into being after lengthy negotiations in 2005, are analysed in the same way. Finally, the situations which arose in relation to the devastating wars between Iran and Iraq (1980-1988) and between Kuwait and Iraq are discussed. As these states could not reach a settlement themselves, the United Nations Security Council imposed the terms of the ceasefire and peaceful cooperation in important and innovative resolutions.
Proceedings of the second day of an international conference entitled "The Art of Peace-making: Lessons Learned from Peace Treaties," organized in the context of the celebrations for the Tercentenary of Peace of Utrecht (1713-2013) and the Centenary of the Peace Palace (1913-2013), held September 19-20, 2013, the first day organized by the University of Utrecht and held in Utrecht and the second day organized by the Carnegie Foundation and the University of Leiden and held at the Peace Palace in The Hague. Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note
The Versailles Peace Agreement, Paris (1919) The Dayton Peace Agreement, Yugoslavia (1995) The Sudan Peace Agreement (2005) The absence of peace agreements Roundtable debate: mediation versus adjudication, Peace Palace, 16 September 2014 Concluding Remarks on lessons learned.