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Mediating Ceasefire - Understanding the Core Elements and Role of Third Party

Added on -2019-09-22

This article explains the concept of ceasefire, its core elements, and the role of third parties in mediating ceasefire. It also provides examples of ceasefire agreements such as the Korean War and Vietnam War.
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Mediating ceasefire1A ceasefire is an agreement to a temporary stoppage of a war that provides the termination of hostilities between parties engaged in arm conflict. It can be an informal understanding between opposing force, or a formal legal treaty contributes to permanent peace as well. Peace treaties arethe final stoppage after successful ceasefires by armistices. Restoration of trust between the parties is the first step of a ceasefire.There are some core elements of ceasefire from a comparative analysis of ceasefires. These elements include 1) A termination of conflicts, 2) forces get separated, 3) the supervision, verification & monitoring. This agreement prevents the conflicts to happen again by military or non-military acts it can be prevented by firing on another party or propaganda. A process in which parties will withdraw from contact and position themselves to put away from conflicts is known as the separation of forces. Proper implementation of the agreement ensures by monitoring, supervision, and verification of agreement. There are the different agreement of ceasefire some of them are aiming to establish a framework for the peace process while others are simply for the immediate end of hostilities. An effective ceasefire has some key elements as. First, it planned to established strategies politically as well as geographically that prevent the parties from coming in contact aggressively. Secondly, assigning rights and obligation to parties to sorted out their bases of conflicts, makes communication possible and definite to remove the uncertainty and to share the necessary information between the parties. Third, there is a formal legal obligation, and effective ceasefire makes assured parties must follow it. Lastly, agreement consists legal and financial obligation on violating the agreement to significantly increase the legitimacy for engagement of the international community.Mediation ceasefire has done by regional originations to solve the disputes among member's countries. Within their own membership, they also have collective security institutions.

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