The World Court and the Contemporary International Law Making Process

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BRILL, 1979 - Law - 219 pages
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Disaster response has been described as the last resort of the amateur: an unkind assessment but not without a grain of truth. Disaster generates an emotional response, & new disaster organisations are born with each new disaster. Lessons of the past on disaster management have to be learned anew. The need to increase the professionalism of disaster response is evident. All the more so as, in disaster terms, the world is getting worse, not better. Disasters become more complex, frequently involving the interaction of a disaster event, politics & technology. The last few years have also seen a growth in research into the area of disaster response. Too often, however, disaster researchers & disaster organisations have gone their separate ways. There is a need for these two groups to get together to devise more practical & professional approaches to disaster response. The World Disasters Report , produced by the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies with the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, is a contribution to this effort of professionalisation. It provides facts & statistics, analysis & an exploration of trends, to dispel a number of myths about disasters & to define & advocate good practice. This is the first volume of Annual Reports which will become a vital tool for all those involved in the area of disaster response.
  

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Contents

Judicial LawMaking Judicial SelfRestraint and Judi
17
visory Opinion
65
the Aegean Sea Continen
98
Alternative LawMaking modes The General Assembly
130
Alternative LawMaking modes Parliamentary glosses
142
Notes
171
Index
215
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Ted McWhinney, a graduate of Yale University, has held professorships at the Sorbonne, Toronto, McGill, Indiana and Simon Fraser University. The author of more than 40 books and several hundred articles, he has been an adviser to the United Nations, the Government of Canada and a number of foreign states. Throughout the 1990s he served two full terms as Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary. He now continues his work as legal counsel, governmental adviser and writer from his home base in Vancouver.

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