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Law and Practice of the United Nations

Documents and Commentary

Gebonden Engels 2016 9780199399482
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Law and Practice of the United Nations: Documents and Commentary combines primary materials with expert commentary demonstrating the interaction between law and practice in the UN organization, as well as the possibilities and limitations of multilateral institutions in general. Each chapter begins with a short introductory essay describing how the documents that ensue illustrate a set of legal, institutional, and political issues relevant to the practice of diplomacy and the development of public international law through the United Nations. Each chapter also includes questions to guide discussion of the primary materials, and a brief bibliography to facilitate further research on the subject.

This second edition addresses the most challenging issues confronting the United Nations and the global community today, from terrorism to climate change, from poverty to nuclear proliferation. New features include hypothetical fact scenarios to test the understanding of concepts in each chapter. This edition contains expanded author commentary, while maintaining the focus on primary materials. Such materials enable a realistic presentation of the work of international diplomacy: the negotiation, interpretation and application of such texts are an important part of what actually takes place at the United Nations and other international organizations.

This work is ideal for courses on the United Nations or International Organizations, taught in both law and international relations programs.

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ISBN13:9780199399482
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:gebonden
Aantal pagina's:736
Druk:2
Verschijningsdatum:20-5-2016
Hoofdrubriek:Juridisch

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Over Ian Johnstone

an Johnstone is Professor of International Law at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He has served as Dean ad interim and as Academic Dean of the School. Prior to joining Fletcher in 2000, Johnstone served in the United Nations' Office of the Secretary-General. He has held Visiting Professor positions at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and at New York University School of Law. He has served on the editorial boards of Global Governance and International Organizations Law Review.

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Over David Malone

David M. Malone is UN Under-Secretary General and Rector of the United Nations University. Malone previously served as President of Canada's International Development Research Centre; Canada's Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council and as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations; as Director General of the Policy, International Organizations and Global Issues Bureaus within Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; as President of the International Peace Academy (now International Peace Institute); as DFAIT Assistant Deputy Minister for Global Issues; and as Canada's High Commissioner to India, and non-resident Ambassador to Bhutan and Nepal (2006-2008).

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Inhoudsopgave

Preface to the Second Edition

Introduction

Part I - Relevance
Chapter 1 The UN Charter
Chapter 2 Hard Cases
Chapter 3 Hard Choices

Part II - Capacity
Chapter 4: Legal Status
Chapter 5 The Secretary-General and the Secretariat
Chapter 6 Membership
Chapter 7 Structure, Financing, and Administration

PART III - Practice
Chapter 8 Counter-Terrorism and Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Chapter 9 Peace Operations
Chapter 10 Sanctions
Chapter 11 Sustainable Development
Chapter 12 Self-Determination and Democracy Promotion
Chapter 13 Human Rights
Chapter 14 The Rule of Law and Transitional Justice

Part IV - Accountability
Chapter 15 Immunity and Responsibility
Chapter 16 Accountability in Practice
Chapter 17 Reform

Appendices
Charter of the United Nations
Statute of the International Court of Justice
Index

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