Jus post bellum as a concept has gained significant attention in past decades. Scholars have identified certain normative principles underlying transitions from conflict to peace, such as retribution, reconciliation, restitution, reconstruction and proportionality. However, few attempts have been made to clarify how such principles relate to concrete dilemmas in transitions from conflict to peace, and what guidance the law provides. Traditionally, jus post bellum has been more concerned with the justice of war, rather than the justice of peace. It has been focused on states, rather than non-state actors. In our final conference on "Jus Post Bellum and the Justice of Peace", we will explore to what extent international law contains norms and principles of just and sustainable peace in general, and in specific areas.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Conference: Jus Post Bellum and the Justice of Peace
Today and tomorrow, September 29-30, 2016, the Jus Post Bellum Project will host a conference on "Jus Post Bellum and the Justice of Peace," in The Hague. The program is here. Here's the idea: