1st Edition

Law and Conflict Resolution in Kashmir

    262 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides analysis of the legal status of territories of the former Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir, considering potential opportunities for Kashmir conflict resolution.

    Containing a detailed survey of relevant legislation and international documents, chapters throughout this book investigate the attempts and failures of Kashmir conflict resolution, holding up factors which could enable more peaceful relations between India and Pakistan with inclusion of the inhabitants of the erstwhile Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir. The book goes further than outlining how India and Pakistan determine the legal status of their portions of Kashmir by demonstrating the complexity of legal arrangements and why this protracted conflict is so difficult to resolve. As the Kashmir conflict is not only about territory and irredentism, themes such as cultural and national identity, power procurement, territorial security, communal rivalry, religious radicalisation, economic factors, and social issues are all taken into consideration.

    Law and Conflict Resolution in Kashmir

    will appeal to students and scholars of peace and conflict studies, international relations, international law studies, and South Asian studies.

    Chapter 15 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license. 

    1. Introduction  Part 1: The legal status of Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir  2. The right to self-determination  3. Pakistan vis-à-vis Azad Jammu and Kashmir  4. Pre-Constitution Azad Jammu and Kashmir vis-à-vis Pakistan  5. Azad Jammu and Kashmir vis-à-vis Pakistan: the Constitution  6. Pakistan vis-à-vis Gilgit-Baltistan  7. New Legal tremors in Gilgit-Baltistan  8. Pakistan vis-à-vis Chitral  Part 2: The legal status of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir  9. India vis-à-vis Jammu and Kashmir  10. Jammu and Kashmir vis-à-vis India  11. The State of Jammu and Kashmir and international ramifications  12. The 2019 debacle  Part 3: The prospects for solving the conflict with protection of human rights in Kashmir  13. Introduction: decoding the Indo–Pakistani conflict  14. Theorising resolution and reconciliation with reference to Kashmir dispute  15. Kashmir conflict resolution: selected attempts  16. Current security and economic dynamics  17. Yearning for a resolution: ‘new India’ and ‘new Pakistan’?  18. Conclusion/epilogue


    Piotr Balcerowicz is Professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland and Professor at the University of Munich, Germany. He specialises in Asian and Western philosophical traditions, in particular, Indian philosophies and religions, South Asian history, international relations, political philosophy and human rights. His latest book is Early Asceticism in India (Routledge, 2016).

    Agnieszka Kuszewska, political scientist, is Associate Professor at the Jagiellonian University, Poland. She specialises in international relations, conflict and security studies, geostrategic specificity and contemporary history of South Asia. She is the author of three books, including Understanding Pakistan. Radicalization, terrorism and other challenges (2015).