Co-publication with: The Graduate Institute of International Studies.
'The continuing relevance of the Code cannot be doubted. As put by Jonathan Dean, Europe is better off with a violated Code than with no such instrument. One also has to keep in mind that the violation of a politically binding agreement is in principle as inadmissible as a violation of international law. Both create mutual expectations concerning future behaviour, and these have to be met. Summing up, I warmly recommend this book to all those actors who are involved in and committed to the implementation of the Code.'
Kees Homan in Helsinki Monitor, 2005.
'It is undoubtedly the quintessential guide to understanding the overall impact that the OSCE impact on Europe’s military security regimes.'
ASIL Newsletter UN21 Interest Group, June 2005.
Table of contents
List of Abbreviations,
Foreword to Part I by Ambassador Ján Kubiš, Secretary General of the OSCE,
Foreword to Part II by Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, Director, OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre,
Part I – Paragraph-by-Paragraph Commentary on the Code of Conduct, Vincent Ghebali,
Title: “Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security”, Preamble, Section I. Reaffirmation of comprehensive security and cooperative security, and enunciation of the solidarity principle,
Section II. Reaffirmation of the commitment to cooperate against terrorism,
Section III. Reaffirmation of the equal value of the Helsinki Final Act’s principles and of the commitment of non-assistance to aggressor states,
Section IV. Security Rights and obligations of OSCE participating states,
Section V. Importance of the process of arms control, disarmament and CSBM,
Section VI. Reaffirmation of commitments to cooperate for conflict prevention and crisis management,
Section VII. Democratic control of armed forces,
Section VIII. Democratic use of armed forces,
Section IX. Implementation arrangements,
Section X. Final clauses, Bibliography,
Annexes to Part I,
Part II – Assessment of Implementation Trends of the Code of Conduct, Alexander Lambert,
1. Assessment Framework,
2. Thematic Analysis of the Information Exchange,
3. The Code’s Regime Evaluation,
Annexes to Part II,
Index to Part I,
Index to Part II.