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Challenges of Contemporary Peacemaking Practice

Written by international practitioners and scholars, this pioneering work offers important insights into peace mediation practice today and the role of third parties in the resolution of armed conflicts.

The authors reveal how peace mediation has developed into a complex arena and how multifaceted assistance has become an indispensable part of it. Offering unique reflections on the new frameworks set out by the UN, they look at the challenges and opportunities of third-party involvement.

With its policy focus and real-world examples from across the globe, this is essential reading for researchers of peace and conflict studies, and a go-to reference point for advisors involved in peace processes.

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Between International Law and Politics

Amid a global health crisis, the process for declaring a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) is at a crossroads.

As a formal declaration by the World Health Organization, a PHEIC is governed by clear legislation as to what is, and what is not, deemed a global health security threat. However, it has become increasingly politicized, and the legal criteria now appear to be secondary to the political motivation or outcome of the announcement. Addressing multiple empirical case studies, including COVID-19, this multidisciplinary book explores the relationship between international law and international relations to interrogate how a PHEIC is declared and its role in how we collectively respond to outbreaks.

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family history, the imprints left by difficult experiences (for example, coping with a disability or a 6 Sceptics should read Du Sautoy (2017), a work which explores the boundaries of scientific knowledge, written by an atheist mathematician who is Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford. 207 MEDIATING ACROSS WORLDvIEWS traumatic event), our differing patterns of membership in multiple affinity groups, and other factors, many of which influence us unconsciously. Intense conflict sometimes arises between members of the

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Liberia (UNMIL). 68 Regardless, it demonstrates a broader power differential between the power of the PHEIC and the WHO as the institution to launch such declarations, and that of the UNSC. Zika Brazil began to investigate when a cluster of babies were being born in north-east Brazil with microcephaly and severe neurological disabilities, thought to be linked to vector-borne disease. By November 2015, these numbers were high enough for several states in Brazil to declare ‘states of emergency’ to access federal emergency financing to support the outbreak

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