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Law and Practice of the United Nations: Documents and Commentary 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780199399482
Published: May 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £132.50
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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.

Public International Law
Preface to the Second Edition

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

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