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Diplomacy and War

Paul Sharp and Robert Weiner.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution; Diplomacy and Consular Relations. 3423 words.

Scholars acknowledge that there is a close connection between diplomacy and war, but they disagree with regard to the character of this connection—what it is and what it ought to be. In...

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From Humanitarian Intervention to the Responsibility to Protect

Kurt Mills and Cian O’Driscoll.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution; Human Rights. 12935 words.

In contrast with humanitarian access or the provision of humanitarian assistance, humanitarian intervention is commonly defined as the threat or use of force by a state to prevent or end...

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Reassessing Truth Commissions

Bronwyn Leebaw.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution; Human Rights. 11496 words.

Truth commissions are temporary institutions that are tasked with investigating patterns of political violence under a prior regime as part of a process of political change. In the past,...

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War, Conflict, and Human Rights

Olga Martin-Ortega, Johanna Herman and Chandra Lekha Sriram.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution; Human Rights. 11388 words.

The relationship between human rights and armed conflict is rooted in historical debates among religious, philosophical, and international legal scholars about the nature of a just war, and...

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