The Law and Practice of the United Nations

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Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2005 - Political Science - 328 pages
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This fully up-dated, third revised edition of Conforti's thought-provoking and challenging textbook, The Law and Practice of the United Nations, provides a comprehensive legal analysis of problems concerning membership, the structure of UN organs, their functions and their acts, taking into consideration the text of the Charter, its historical origins, and, particularly, the practice of the organs. Its main focus is on the practice of the Security Council. In particular the action of the Security Council under Chapter VII has been taken into account. The legal literature on Chapter VII - a literature which has grown enormously in recent times - has also been considered. The fact that the legal aspects of the action or the inaction of the Security Council have been discussed to an unusually large extent by ordinary people at the time of the war against Iraq and even later is worth noting. The importance of the role of the United Nations, and the content of the rules governing it, has become a leitmotiv of all debates on international politics. Consequently, the opinion often held in the past, according to which it was useless to deal with the legal aspects of the United Nations activity, can be considered as obsolete.
  

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Contents

The rigidity of the Charter and amendment and review procedures CHAPTER
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Admission 10 Admission requirements 11 Admission of miniStates 12 Admission of neutralised States
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Modifications in Membership Status
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Governments created as a result of revolutions or foreign military interven
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Governments in exile
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B The meaning of intervene
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The power to seize the Council
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Political decolonization and economic decolonization Cooperation for sustainable development The organs charged with economic cooperation Nor...
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Investigation 155 The peaceful settlement function under Chapter VI A Factual Condi
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Action with respect to maintenance of the peace under Chapter VII
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E Abstention from voting by a Member party to a dispute
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F Approval by consensus
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Section II
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Appointment of the SecretaryGeneral
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Privileges and immunities of UN Officials
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Composition and functions of the Economic and Social Council
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Delegated functions and executive functions Autonomous initiatives for peaceful settlement Section V
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CHAPTER THREE
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A The notion of domestic jurisdiction
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General aspects of United Nations action
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UN competence to decide on the independence of peoples under colonial
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Section IX
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Obligatory contribution of the Member States
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Voluntary contributions
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Organizational resolutions
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Declarations of principles
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Illegality of acts and the role of agreement in the United Nations system
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ANALYTICAL INDEX
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