An End to the Korean War: The Legal Character of the 2018 Summit Declarations and Implications of an Official Korean Peace Treaty
Publication in refereed journal

CUHK Authors
Author(s) no longer affiliated with CUHK

Times Cited
Altmetrics Information

Other information
AbstractGlobal attention to events on the Korean Peninsula has been striking in the past year. With an inter-Korean summit and an unprecedented US-DPRK summit, hopes of a final end to the Korean War have been renewed. Although these summits resulted in declarations which pronounced an end to the Korean War and an establishment of a peace regime, the declarations must not be mistaken as official peace treaties. Unlike a peace treaty, which is governed by international law, the two summit declarations are not governed by international law due to their lack of legality. Therefore, a clear distinction must be drawn between the declarations and a peace treaty. This paper aims to determine the legal status of the declarations and explain how they are merely non-binding political declarations. The paper then identifies and explores some of the legal implications of a Korean peace treaty.
All Author(s) ListAngela Semee Kim
Journal nameAsian Journal of International Law
Volume Number9
Issue Number2
Pages206 - 216
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsInternational Law, Korean Unification, Peace Treaty

Last updated on 2020-18-01 at 03:12