The Peace Treaty Initiative builds on five years of legal research and expert interviews and convenings that culminated in an indicative text of the proposed Convention. The high-level contributions from leading universities and law firms resulting from consultations and pro bono partnerships thereafter helped strengthen and sustain the legal basis of the Peace Treaty and turn it into the consolidated Convention for the Support, Protection and Acceleration of Conflict Prevention and Resolution.

  • 2019 - 2021

    Initial Research for an Indicative Text

    Based on IFIT’s experience in negotiation and mediation processes, we undertook substantive research, expert consultations, and interviews during the inception phase of the Initiative around the question of the role of international law in conflict resolution. This led to a preliminary indicative text for the Peace Treaty, which formed the basis for a first round of global consultations and further research.

  • 2021 - 2022

    Yale Law School’s Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic

    This research exercise resulted in an annotated text that touched upon substantive elements within the indicative text of the proposed treaty. It helped consolidate the later proposed Draft Articles.

  • 2021 - 2022

    University College London (UCL) - Public International Law (PIL) Probono Project

    This pro bono project resulted in key insights and questions about the scope of non-international armed conflicts and non-state armed actors, as well as the scope of a presumption of conformity with international law.

  • 2023-2024

    Stanford Law School

    During two consecutive semesters, Stanford law students participating in this pro bono project conducted research on key questions about incentives under international law, domestic reception of treaties, and evolving practices in the use of Chapter VI and VII of the UN Charter for refining the Draft Articles.

  • 2023-2024

    WilmerHale LLP

    This research exercise resulted in a proposed revision of key articles concerning the dispute resolution mechanism from the standpoint of international arbitration law.