Land and Maritime Zones of Peace in International Law

Land and Maritime Zones of Peace in International Law

Land and Maritime Zones of Peace in International Law

Land and Maritime Zones of Peace in International Law

Synopsis

This book is a scholarly treatment of the attempts made in the past few decades both inside and outside the UN to create "Zones of Peace" in various parts of the world. It analyses current declarations and proposals for "Zones of Peace", and adumbrates some of the legal questions to which they give rise. Through a thorough analysis of certain already extant and emerging rules of international law, it identifies situations under which both land and maritime zones of peace could be created.

Excerpt

Dr Subedi's monograph is based upon his doctoral thesis prepared in Oxford under the supervision of my colleague, Dr Christine Gray. It constitutes an original study of a subject which has been more or less neglected in the anglophone literature.

The topic of regional zones of peace has its origins in the principles of pancha shila which first found expression in Indian diplomacy in 1954. The present work thus provides a significant contribution to the history of Asian diplomacy and international law in the post-colonial era. However, the framework is more ambitious and extends to the concept of zones of peace wherever applied. Interest in the subject has acquired a recent impetus from the furore concerning French nuclear tests in the Pacific and the United States decision of 1995 to support the South Pacific Nuclear-Free Zone. This monograph will be of value both to international lawyers and to experts in international relations.

IAN BROWNLIE

Oxford 15th January 1996 . . .

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