Oppenheim's International Law: United Nations by Rosalyn HigginsOppenheim's International Law: United Nations by Rosalyn Higgins

Oppenheim's International Law: United Nations

byRosalyn Higgins, Philippa Webb, Dapo Akande

Paperback | November 11, 2017

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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 hasbecome 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, theresponsibilities 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. Itis 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.
Dame Rosalyn Higgins DBE QC was a Judge at the International Court of Justice from 1995 to 2009, and served as its President from 2006-2009. Before being elected to the Court, she was Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics. Dr Philippa Webb is Reader in Public International Law at King's College London. She...
Title:Oppenheim's International Law: United NationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1712 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:November 11, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTION1. IntroductionPART 2: THE UNITED NATIONS: WHAT IT IS2. General Assembly3. Security Council4. Trusteeship Council5. Economic and Social Council6. Subsidiary Organs7. United Nations Specialized Agencies8. Membership of the United Nations9. Powers10. Voting11. The Legal Personality of the UN12. The United Nations and International Law13. Responsibility of the United Nations14. The Financing of the United Nations15. The UN Secretariat and Secretary-General16. United Nations ImmunitiesPART 3: THE UNITED NATIONS: WHAT IT DOES17. Improving Social Conditions18. Improving Economic Wellbeing19. Democratic Governance20. Electoral Assistance21. Disaster Relief22. Promotion and Protection of Human Rights23. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees24. Protecting the Environment25. Promotion of International Law26. Keeping the Peace27. Peacekeeping and Other Peace Operations28. Peaceful Settlement of DisputesPART 4: ADJUDICATION WITHIN THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM29. The International Court of Justice30. United Nations Compensation Commission31. Criminal Tribunals Established By, or in Relationship With, the UN