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The armed conflict in northern Uganda, between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels and the Ugandan government, is one of Africa’s longest running armed conflicts not of an international character. It has lasted for nearly two decades. In the course of the conflict, serious war crimes of...
This article examines a development that emerged in the 1990s whereby parts of arms control treaties are applied provisionally pending the definitive entry into force of the instrument concerned, as foreseen in article 25 of the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. Following a brief...
It is generally alleged that international peacekeeping assumed a role in human rights protection and promotion only at the end of the Cold War with the deployment of multidimensional peace operations. A closer examination of the functions and mandates of early peacekeeping missions, however,...
Over the past decade, as threats to international peace and security have undergone important shifts, the legality of self-defence against attacks by nonstate actors directed from abroad has become a timely and controversial issue. At present, the debate is governed by two extreme positions. On...
The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has recently released a report dealing with its operational and institutional reforms. Created in 1975 as a loose conference-style organisation, including Western and Eastern European states, it survived the end of the Cold War. It...
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