United Nations peace operations and international law : what kind of law promotes what kind of peace ?
Kjetil Mujezinovic Larsen
Promoting peace through international law
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015
The chapter discusses the notion of "peace" in international peace operations with a mandate from the United Nations Security Council, and how international law promotes or prevents the achievement of such peace. The chapter shows that international peace operations generally pursue a "liberal peace", and how this general concept is translated into concrete functions in particular operations. The chapter shows that the UN Charter and international law in general do little to promote peace through the creation of peace-building or other peace operations, since they neither require nor encourage such creation even though it is permitted. The chapter discusses further how international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and other regimes that regulate the conduct of personnel may contribute to the achievement of peace in peace operations.