What is a peace treaty?

What is a peace treaty?

Despite the tremendous efforts by peace organizations and spiritual leaders to preserve world peace, some of the most war-devastated countries still engage in wars nowadays. Wars have led to hundreds of thousands of casualties and material losses in different parts of the world.

To stop the devastating impacts of wars, some countries have signed a treaty for sustaining peace among their nations and governments. The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) is a peace organization, which work for maintaining global security. What is a peace treaty? Read the article and learn everything about a peace treaty.

Why is a peace treaty important?

Peace treaty involves the promise between two or more antagonistic communities or countries, to stop wars, to end conflicts and maintain peace. The treaty was vital in cracking down on the state of war between the Allied Powers and Germany.

Being a formal written agreement between opposing countries, the treaty establishes a bond between the concerned countries to be subjected to international laws and be at peace.

Where was the Peace Treaty of Versailles signed?

Among the most important peace treaty was the Treaty of Versailles which contributed most to bringing the World War I to an end in 1918. 

  • The peace treaty was formally signed in Paris on September 3, 1783. It was signed by Franklin, Adams and Jay at the Hotel of York in Paris. 
  • On September 20, 1783,there was a total of 50 states to sign the treaty 
  • Meanwhile, 3 additional states went to the Office of Legal Affairs to deposit their ratification instruments. 
  • On January 14, 1784, the Treaty of Versailles was ratified by the Continental Congress, which was then based in Annapolis, Maryland. • The Treaty of Versailles was signed June 28, 1919, to end the First Great War.

What is a U.S. treaty?

In the USA, it is worth noting the Treaty Clause, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution. Thanks to the Treaty Clause, the President of the USA is endowed with the power to engage the United States to propose and discuss peace talks with other conflicting countries.

It involves approval or consent of a 2/3 of the vote by the supermajority. The Treaty Clause is open for signature at United Nations Headquarters for any other member country.

What is the Treaty of Westphalia?

The Treaty of Westphalia consisted of a series of peace treaties which were signed in Europe, more precisely in Osnabrück and Münster, Germany. The treaty was signed in October 1648 in order to put an end to the religious wars in Europe.

It could also crack down on the war between Spanish and Dutch forces. The treaty aimed at promoting interstate diplomacy, sovereignty and established the balance of power among European countries.

Can peace treaties be violated?

Even though the aim of a peace treaty is to bind the hostile countries together under an agreement, it is possible that one of the parties breaks the promise and this leads to the failure of the peace treaty. For example, from 1778 to 1871, the United States government engaged itself into over 500 treaties with the Native American tribes.

However, most of the peace treaties were broken because one of the parties failed to stick to it till the end. That was also the reason why so many treaties were signed between them.