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International law: origins & history: War & Peace

Peace treaties: text and commentary

Articles include the following:

Great Peace Treaties  (The non-Westphalian Peace;  The Peace of Utrecht and the Balance of Power; The Congress of Vienna (1814–1815); The Peace of Breda (1667);  The Peace of Brest-Litovsk (3 March 1918); 11.11.11: The End of the First World War on the Western Front)

International Law and the Law of Neutrality (The Treaty of Washington and Neutrals’ Duty of Due Diligence)

The Nature of Peace Treaties (Wiping the slate clean… for now: Amnesty in early-modern peace treaties; From Hostage to Fortune to Prisoner of War Splitting the Distance; Perpetual Peace; Restitution in Early-modern Peace Treaties: The Case of the Dutch-Spanish Peace Treaty of Münster (1648)—Part I; Restitution in Early-modern Peace Treaties: The Case of the Dutch-Spanish Peace Treaty of Münster (1648)—Part II; Reprisals in Early-Modern European Peace Treaties)

Developing theories on law of war

War (international law)
War, maritime (international law)
International humanitarian law

Just war doctrine -- History of doctrines

Just war doctrine

Jus ad bellum

Jus in bello

Jus post bellum