Peace Accords and Human Rights

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Peace agreements and human rights are closely interwoven. About 70% of all peace agreements signed after 1990 refer to human rights or human rights-related issues. However, peace agreements based on power-sharing compromises often pose significant challenges to internationally agreed human rights norms. Post-conflict transitions have to rely on complex and often fragile political bargaining, in which human rights are invoked to both shape and critique peacemaking.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Peacemaking
Subtitle of host publicationPeace Processes, Peacebuilding and Conflict
EditorsRoger Mac Ginty, Anthony Wanis-St. John
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-82962-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-82961-2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2022


  • human rights
  • peace agreements
  • peace building
  • peace negotiations
  • local peace
  • peace
  • security
  • stability


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