International Journal of Law


International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2016)

The legal regime and pragmatism of international conflict and the use of force in international law


Leonard C Opara, Hillary O Nwaechufe, Ogundare Olatunde Esq

International peacernis the basic norms of any state to control the affairs and maintain internalrncontrol over its governance on the sovereignty of the state. Regionalrninstitutions play a vital role in the maintenance of international peace andrnconflict resolution in their regions. However, this paper intends to look atrnthe legal regimes addressing the basic issue of controlling and regulatingrnviolence between states and increasingly within states. It shall also considerrnthe use of force and the principles governing the use of force, armed conflictsrnand the actors involved in collective security in order to bring about peacernwithin its regions by international institutions. The paper recommends thatrnregional and sub-regional organizations such as AU, ECOWAS has contributedrnhuman capital and peace keeping operations in order to resolve conflicts withinrnthe region through the Peace and Security arm of the African Union Commission.
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