Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2019)
Development of international law in regulating warfare
Author(s): Dr. Vipin Malhotra
Abstract: The politics of realism has marred the efforts of peace since the dawn of civilisation. Wars in human history have been as much a reality as a quest for peace. Peace has been an ideal which humanity had persistently dreamed to save humanity from the scourge of war. The treaties hitherto have been agreed upon by different nation-states to seek international cooperation and mitigate the effects of cutthroat competition. Conflict is inherent as there is a clash of promoting one’s national interest. The article aims to explain that if war is a reality, then what could be its effect on the network of treaties which a nation-state has agreed to build its relations with other countries or as a matter of fact warring countries specifically during the wars. The article also tries to understand that can there be a jurisprudence of war or it is totally outside the ambit of the law? It is an exciting study to deal with the effects of war on treaties concluded during the times of peace and better understanding.