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What is a Just Peace?$
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Pierre Allan and Alexis Keller

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199275359

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199275351.001.0001

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Peace, Justice, and Religion

Peace, Justice, and Religion

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(p.149) 7 Peace, Justice, and Religion
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What is a Just Peace?
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David Little

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199275351.003.0007

Little raises many questions of international legality in addressing the finer concepts of peace enforcing, peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peace building. He accentuates the rule of law, democracy, and human rights as foundations for each of these stages towards a Just Peace. Looking towards collectively accepted international treaties for a concept of justice, Little taps into a notion of legal validity that is at least partially composed of a legitimacy that emanates from the people themselves. Although there are valid reasons for questioning who has been allowed to participate in the process developing international law, protecting the human rights of all, and labelling it justice certainly does not seem to create an untenable starting point. In fact, this approach that looks to protect the rights of all can be quite constructive because, ultimately, it is the people involved in a conflict who will determine whether a peace is just, and therefore lasting.

Keywords:   justice, peace, peace enforcing, peacemaking, peacekeeping, peace building, rule of law, democracy, human rights

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