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Law & Practice of the United Nations : Documents and Commentary

By: Chesterman, Simon Franck, The Late Thomas Malone, David

0195308425 / 9780195308426
Hardback
341.23
21/12/2007
Stock expected by 17/12/2019
United States
163 x 242 mm, 999 grams 672 pages, 1 b/w halftone
Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly  Learn More

Law & 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 by the authors that describes how the documents that follow illustrate a set of legal, institutional, and political issuesrelevant to the practice of diplomacy and the development of public international law through the United Nations. The authors help students form a realistic idea of the work of international diplomacy, as the negotiation and interpretation of such texts is an important part of what actually takes place at the United Nations and other international organizations.

A wide variety of documents are presented, each of which must be read differently: treaties and resolutions based on political compromises, judicial opinions that are based on legal reasoning, policy documents intended to justify specific actions,and advocacy intended to pursue a national or other interest.

Students will develop the ability to read these documents critically, parsing not only the meaning but the political and bureaucratic interests behind them. Law & Practice of the United Nations is ideal for courses on the United Nations or International Organizations, taught in both law and international relations programs.

BIC:

JPSN1 United Nations & UN agencies, LBB Public international law

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