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The project was proud to host its launch conference, "‘Jus - Post - Bellum’: Mapping the normative foundations”, May 31 – June 1, 2012. It was held at the Peace Palace. The first of several project seminars, this conference aimed to clarify the meaning and content of the concept (including, e.g., its relationship to and distinction from the field of transitional justice), including contemporary understandings and criticisms of the concept, and historical and modern approaches towards the definitions of key notions, such as "jus”, "post” and "bellum”.
The launch conference included five panels: Situating the Concept, Mapping the Normative Framework(s), the Politics and Practice of Jus Post Bellum, Temporal Dimensions of Jus Post Bellum, and The ‘Jus’ in ‘Jus Post Bellum.’ There was also a roundtable discussion on ‘At War’s End,’ by Larry May.
Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Normative Foundations is Open Access!
The Jus Post Bellum Project is excited to announce that Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Normative Foundations is open access!
We invite you to download this foundational work here!
Of course, if you wish to buy the hard copy or read more about the volume, published by Oxford University Press, it is available in the Oxford University Press catalogue.
The volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the laws and norms that apply to the process of ending war and building peace; systematically examines the merits and pitfalls of jus post bellum, drawing on theoretical inquiry, comparison to different bodies of international law, and key case-studies; and critically assesses the practical relevance of the theory of jus post bellum to the actual reality of post-conflict situations.
Article on JPB, TJ, & ICL
Jens Iverson, Researcher in International Law at The Jus Post Bellum Project, recently published an article on JPB, Transitional Justice, and International Criminal Law
in the highly-ranked International Journal of Transitional Justice.
The Jus Post Bellum Launch Conference Report is available.
On 31 May and 1 June 2012, the Jus Post Bellum Project was proud to host its launch conference, “‘Jus-Post-Bellum’: Mapping the normative foundations.” The Conference Report focuses on the dialogue that occurred at the conference. It is impossible to capture the depth of the discussions that took place over the two-day conference, and therefore, as mentioned at the conference, we encourage participants and presenters to continue to debate on the project’s Virtual Research Environment. We are thankful to all participants and to attendees for sharing their insights. Please visit the conference website for a wealth of material on Jus Post Bellum.