Suspension of Hostilities

MAX PLANCK ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW, RĂ¼diger Wolfrum, ed., Oxford University Press, 2012.

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Valentina Azarova

Manchester International Law Centre (MILC), Manchester University Law School

Ido Blum

Independent

Date Written: September 1, 2011

Abstract

This entry discusses the concept and definition of the doctrine of suspension of hostilities and its varied relativities, in time and geographical scope. It considers the state practice of suspension of hostilities, either by UN order or following agreement between states, which can be denunciated or breached. The significance of the doctrine is in its historical role in the instigation of a reconciliation process between belligerents and the overall advancement of peace.

Keywords: armed forces, aggression, self-defence, conduct of hostilities, prisoners of war, belligerence

Suggested Citation

Azarova, Valentina and Blum, Ido, Suspension of Hostilities (September 1, 2011). MAX PLANCK ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW, RĂ¼diger Wolfrum, ed., Oxford University Press, 2012.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2318980

Valentina Azarova (Contact Author)

Manchester International Law Centre (MILC), Manchester University Law School ( email )

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Manchester, M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Ido Blum

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