The Charter of the United Nations: A Commentary

Hardcover | December 4, 2012

EditorBruno Simma, Daniel-Erasmus Khan, Georg Nolte

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Since the second edition of this commentary on the Charter of the United Nations was published the text of the Charter may not have changed but the world has. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have had a lasting impact on international law and the Commentary has been fully updated to take theirimpact into account. The new edition has been completely revised and features a completely new chapter on UN reform, analyzing the effect of reforms which have already been implemented and examining why other proposals for reform have failed. It will assess how these proposals could be improved,with a particular focus on the Security Council. This new edition also includes coverage of the creation of the Human Rights Council and the impact of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine.This is the authoritative, article-by-article account of the legislative history, interpretation, and practical application of each and every Charter provision. Written by a team of distinguished scholars and practitioners, this book combines academic research with the insights of practice, and isan indispensable work of reference for all those interested in the UN.The Commentary will be crucial in providing new directions for the development of international law and the United Nations in the twenty-first century.

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Since the second edition of this commentary on the Charter of the United Nations was published the text of the Charter may not have changed but the world has. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have had a lasting impact on international law and the Commentary has been fully updated to take theirimpact into account. The new edition has be...

Bruno Simma is a Judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. He was formerly Professor of International Law and European Community Law and Director of the Institute of International Law at the University of Munich and Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. Daniel-Erasmus Khan is Professor of Public International ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:2000 pagesPublished:December 4, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Volume IPrefaceIntroductionAbbreviationsText of the CharterText of the ICJ StatuteThe History of the United NationsThe Interpretation of the CharterPreamble1. Purposes and Definitions2. Membership3. Organs4. The General Assembly5. The Security Council6. Pacific Settlement of Disputes7. Action with Respect to Threats to the Peace, Breaches of the Peace, and Acts of Aggression8. Regional ArrangementsVolume II9. International Economic and Social Co-operation10. The Economic and Social Council11. Declaration regarding Non-Self-Governing Territories12. International Trusteeship System13. The Trusteeship Council14. The International Court of Justice15. The Secretariat16. Miscellaneous Provisions17. Transitional Security Arrangements18. Amendments19. Ratification and SignatureRules of Procedure of the General AssemblyTable of CasesIndex

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"I...remarkably accessible. The reader is guided through the legislative history, general meaning and specific problems. This combination of detail and clarity combine to produce an invaluable work of reference for practitioners and a fascinating study for any academic." --Law Quarterly Review 31/07/2003