The status of today’s world can be traced back to the two tragic world wars of the last century, in which the United Nations was founded to respond to the atrocities of conflict and loss of human dignity. Since the Declaration of Human Rights which designated human rights as a core value of our contemporary times, declarations and several international agreements have been developed as mechanisms to secure peace in this world. Such efforts not only provided the grounds to dissuade armed conflicts that threaten today’s common norm but also facilitated the need for the global community to defend freedom from violence.
Nevertheless, additional challenges such as national and religious conflicts, cultural bias and ethnic hatred hinder the movement of peace and these elements of division make it even harder to effectively cope with the new phenomenon of recent global conflicts. In this regard, it is imperative that the global community introduce a comprehensive legal approach to achieving peace that can bind global citizens together regardless of their nationalities, religions and ethnicities. The invention of a legal framework to secure peace at both national and international levels and the assurance of peace in the form of an international agreement (law) will pave the way to developing peace processes in our world.