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The OSCE in the Maintenance of Peace and Security. Conflict Prevention, Crisis Management and Peaceful Settlement of Disputes


The main purpose of this research project was precisely to analyse some features of the emerging security framework, and put them into a political, institutional and legal (normative) perspective. It was decided to focus on the Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), one of the institutions with the broadest membership and among the main players in the maintenance of peace and security in Europe. In particular, three types of OSCE activities were chosen in this respect: conflict prevention and crisis management, peace-keeping, and peaceful settlement of disputes.

Result of a research project conducted by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in cooperation with the Institute of Public Law, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt, and the Department of Law, Åbo Academy University (Turku).