Untraditional Approaches to Law: Teaching the International Law of Peace

How can we ensure a comprehensive teaching of the right to peace that shows the normative basis of the right to peace as well as the potential for implementation?

This article by PluriCourts coordinator Cecilia Bailliet was published in the Santa Clara Journal of International Law, Volume 12, Issue 2 (2014). Read the acticle here.

Bailliet presents the outline for a course she devised for teaching the right to peace in international law, presenting advantages and drawbacks of such an unconventional approach to teaching international law. The article touches upon the following topics:

  • the philosophical origins of the right to peace.
  • the normative foundations of the law of peace within international law, discussing its evolution up to the current UN Draft Declaration on the Right to Peace.
  • transitions to peace: peace building and post-conflict reconstruction
  • equality and non-discrimination in relation to race and gender as components of peace
  • regulation of arms trade and disarmament
  • sustainable development and protection of the environment as preconditions for peace
  • the impact of trade on peace;
  • conclusion and lessons for course development.

Read the full article here.

Tags: Legitimacy, Human Rights
Published Feb. 11, 2015 11:11 AM - Last modified Apr. 23, 2015 12:50 PM