Law and Practice of the United Nations

Paperback | April 22, 2016

bySimon Chesterman, Ian Johnstone, David M. Malone

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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 chapterbegins 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 toguide 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 placeat 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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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 chapterbegins with a short introductory essay desc...

Simon Chesterman is Dean and Professor at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He is also Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law and Secretary-General of the Asian Society of International Law. Ian Johnstone is Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 1.61 inPublished:April 22, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"These three highly respected authors have created a volume from which any serious scholar can gain tremendous insight. ... First, I believe that the inclusion of a broad range of original documentation makes this a much more useful book than has been published anywhere else in recent years.Second, the authors provide in their commentary very rich explanations of the practical contexts within which these documents have arisen; these explanations provide deeper understandings of the legal and political considerations standing behind the documents. Third, the authors have addressedimportant topics of very recent vintage, allowing instructors and students to make meaningful evaluations of contemporary public events. These authors have generated such a breath of fresh air that I must admit that I very much look forward to using the text." --Edwin Smith, Leon Benwell Professor of Law, International Relations and Political Science, University of Southern California