Cease-fire violations

Other Names:
Failure to sign a peace treaty following war
Persistence of hostilities following cease-fire agreements

An armistice does not necessarily put an end to the state of war, especially if the parties fail to make arrangements for the time after the cease-fire. Belligerents may continue to blockade, seize goods, etc. until such time as final peace agreements are made. A serious violation of a cease-fire agreement gives the other party the right to resume hostilities.


A number of countries are still in a technical state of war, even though the wars in question were terminated many years ago. In 1993 this included USA and North Korea following their 1950-53 conflict.

Related Problems:
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST