The United Nations began as an alliance during World War II. Eventually, however, the UN came to approximate a universal organization - i.e., open to and aspiring to include all States. This presents a legal question, for Article 4 of the Charter contains substantive criteria to limit admission of States to the UN and no formal amendment has touched that part of the Charter. This book gives an up-to-date account of admission to the UN, from the 1950s ‘logjam’ through on-going controversies like Kosovo and Taiwan. With reference to Charter law, the book considers how Article 4 came to accommodate universality and what the future of a universal organization in a world of politically diverse States might be.
Admission to the United Nations
Benedetto Conforti and Carlo Focarelli
Revised and updated, The Law and Practice of the United Nations provides an analysis of the main legal issues surrounding the United Nations’ practice, including a thorough discussion of Chapter VII of the Charter and its interpretation.
Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha
Drawing particularly on the case law of international (administrative) tribunals and on principles of international law and organization, the present study purports to contribute to a better understanding of the matter of taxation of the salary, emoluments and pensions of employees of ...
Bardo Fassbender, Bundeswehr University Munich
This book, written by one of the leading participants of the debate on a “constitutionalization” of international law, explains why the Charter of the United Nations must be understood as the constitution of the international community, and the legal consequences arising from that characterization.
Julia Raue and Patrick Sutter
Drawing on a unique mix of international academic and field expert work, this book presents and analyses contemporary state-building efforts. It offers lessons for the future of state-building relevant to both practitioners and the academic community.
Edited by Carsten Stahn, The Grotius Centre of International Legal Studies and Göran Sluiter, University of Amsterdam
The International Criminal Court is at a crossroads. In 1998, the Court was still a fiction. A decade later, it has become operational and faces its first challenges as a judicial institution. This volume examines this transition.
This volume examines the role of international law in the Security Council’s decisions and decision-making process since the end of the Cold War, with the principle of legality as theoretical framework.
Mary E. Footer
This book establishes a framework for analysis of the institutional and normative character of the WTO by locating the organization in a broader theory of international institutional law and in determining the basis for the conferral and exercise of powers in relation to its executive, ...
Ralph Zacklin. Foreword by Paul Guggenheim†. Foreword to the Reissue by Henry G. Schermers
This reprinted edition will be of great value to those involved in the reform negotiations as well as to those studying international organizations.
Edited by Niels Blokker and Nico Schrijver
This book addresses the authority of the UN Security Council to regulate the use of force. In particular, it examines the question of whether the present composition, functions, and powers of the Security Council are adequate to meet recent demands, such as the need perceived by states to use ...
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