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Proceedings International Conference On Peace And Conflict Resolution (ICPCR) 2022

Eishan Jan, Mohammad Naqib and Ali Mohamed, Ashgar Ali and Ahmad, Muhamad Hassan, eds. (2022) Proceedings International Conference On Peace And Conflict Resolution (ICPCR) 2022. IIUM Press, Selangor.

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The main purpose of this Proceedings is to highlight the challenges of international peace and security that may directly or indirectly affect the national security of any country, whether social, economic, etc., and explore viable options and methods to prevent the conflicts from developing into destructive wars. The Proceedings also suggest effective ways to resolve disputes amicably which undoubtedly is vital for global peace and security. This is published timely, coming just two days before the anniversary of the United Nations (UN) which was officially established on 24 October 1945, following the end of the Second World War and the entry into force of its founding treaty, the Charter. Since then, the event is celebrated annually around the world to mark the anniversary of the founding of the UN. The question often raised by many is what has the UN done to effectively maintain international peace and security, its shortcomings, if any, and the way forward for its future. These are some of the vital matters that would be deliberated by the presenters at this conference. As it is commonly known, the foremost reason for the establishment of the UN was to save future generations from the scourge of war. Unfortunately, however the war is still persisting, although not on a wider scale like the first and second world wars, and this is mainly because countries in conflict often choose the use of force instead of the amicable or peaceful settlement promoted by the UN Charter. The Russian-Ukraine war has raised the fear of World War III, a war if breaks out, God forbid, would destroy at a rapid scale the human civilisation. This war would witness the use of the highly destructive nuclear weapons by the major superpowers in armed conflict, something that the world had seen although on a lower scale in 1945 with the American atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. What can be done to prevent such highly destructive international wars is a question that arises in the mind of every peace-loving and concerned person, including academics, and this will be raised and discussed by the distinguished presenters at this conference. The international peace and security are threatened not only by inter-state wars, but also often by intra-state armed conflicts, which cause insecurity, violate human rights, and create refugees and internally displaced people. However, civil wars are not prohibited and there is no specific mechanism in the international legal system that requires parties to resolve their internal disputes through peaceful means. This is an issue that will also be raised, discussed, and analysed in this conference and a possible solution will be presented. Further, the Conference will also highlight the problem of ‘terrorism’, which is another major challenge to world peace and security. This is especially so, when the so-called war against terrorism has failed miserably, as we have seen in the situation in certain parts of the world including in my homeland, Afghanistan. Today, about forty million Afghans live under the fear of terrorist attacks, and the international community, including the UN, has failed to effectively address this situation. In short, this international conference is crucial to create awareness of the importance of peace and security across the globe besides, offering an opportunity to the participants to enhance the understanding of the varying applications of effective peaceful dispute resolution and their methodologies within the diverse communities across the world. It is reiterated that by compromising peace and security, the world would be in turmoil, causing enormous human sufferings not only in the conflict zones but also beyond. Hence, it is hoped that this conference would be able to propose viable solutions that could guide the policy makers at both national and international levels regarding prevention of war, suppression of international crimes, maintenance of international peace and security and upholding international justice and human rights.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: International Peace, Security, Conflict Resolution.
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Depositing User: Dr. Muhamad Hassan Ahmad
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2023 09:08
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2023 09:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/106414

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