Lunch seminar with Jenna Sapiano

 International Courts and the Legal Status of Peace Agreements

 Abstract:

The international legal system is made up of states, where non-state actors have limited international legal entitlement. Peace agreements ending intra-state conflict hold a unique status under international law as documents negotiated and signed by state and non-state actors. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) have both produced judgments that have legal implications on the status of peace agreements under international law. In this paper, I analyse the decisions of international courts that concern intra-state peace agreements. The conclusion of the paper will contribute to the developing literature on the international legal status of peace agreements.

All interested are welcome to attend. Registration is not necessary.