Oppenheim's international law : United Nations /

The United Nations, whose specialized agencies were the subject of an Appendix to the 1958 edition of Oppenheim's International Law: Peace, has expanded beyond all recognition since its founding in 1945. This volume represents a study that is entirely new, but prepared in the way that has becom...

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Author / Creator:Higgins, Rosalyn, author.
Edition:First edition.
Imprint:Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
©2017
Description:2 volumes ; 26 cm
Language:English
Subject:United Nations.
United Nations.
United Nations.
Conference on Disarmament
Organisation
Völkerrechtlicher Vertrag
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11794630
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Varying Form of Title:United Nations
Other uniform titles:Webb, Philippa (Philippa Mahal),
Akande, Dapo,
Sivakumaran, Sandesh,
Sloan, James (Lecturer in international law),
Oppenheim, L. (Lassa), 1858-1919. International law.
ISBN:9780198808312
0198808313
9780198808329
0198808321
9780198808336
019880833X
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:The United Nations, whose specialized agencies were the subject of an Appendix to the 1958 edition of Oppenheim's International Law: Peace, has expanded beyond all recognition since its founding in 1945. This volume represents a study that is entirely new, but prepared in the way that has become so familiar over succeeding editions of Oppenheim. An authoritative and comprehensive study of the United Nations' legal practice, this volume covers the formal structures of the UN as it has expanded over the years, and all that this complex organization does. All substantive issues are addressed in separate sections, including among others, the responsibilities of the UN, financing, immunities, human rights, preventing armed conflicts and peacekeeping, and judicial matters. In examining the evolving structures and ever expanding work of the United Nations, this volume follows the long-held tradition of Oppenheim by presenting facts uncoloured by personal opinion, in a succinct text that also offers in the footnotes a wealth of information and ideas to be explored. It is a book that, while making all necessary reference to the Charter, the Statute of the International Court of Justice, and other legal instruments, tells of the realities of the legal issues as they arise in the day to day practice of the United Nations. Missions to the UN, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, practitioners of international law, academics, and students will all find this book to be vital in their understanding of the workings of the legal practice of the UN. --