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Conclusions on the Current State of European Security Law

Nigel D White and Martin Trybus

in European Security Law

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780199218622
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191696114 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218622.003.0015
Conclusions on the Current State of European Security Law

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This final chapter draws conclusions on the scope and coherence of European Security Law. The European Union's approach to security is explicable by the fact that it has combined economic and foreign policy matters through the promotion of human rights and democracy as well as using sanctions to send messages to aggressors. A long-term approach to security requires attention not just to the absence of war but also to the positive aspects of developing peace and security through promoting human rights and democracy around the globe. This book has shown a number of ways that the organisation can overcome its current difficulties to develop a coherent security policy based on the rule of law.

Keywords: European Security Law; European Union; security; human rights; democracy; security policy

Chapter.  2947 words. 

Subjects: EU Law

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