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Published: 29 March 2016

792 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199399499

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Law and Practice of the United Nations

Second Edition

Simon Chesterman, Ian Johnstone, and David M. Malone

  • Ideal for courses on the United Nations or International Organizations, taught in both law and international relations programs
  • Combines primary materials with expert commentary, demonstrating the interaction between law and practice in the UN organization, as well as the possibilities and limitations of multilateral institutions
  • Helps students form a realistic idea of the work of international diplomacy
  • Includes questions in each chapter to guide discussion of the primary materials
  • Brief bibliography appears at the end of each chapter to facilitate further research on the subject

New to this Edition:

  • Updates the materials in the first edition and introduces new features that reflect a changing global landscape
  • Inclusion of hypothetical fact scenarios to test the understanding of concepts in each chapter
  • Contains more expert commentary to aid the readers understaning of the primary materials
  • Contains a new "hard choices" chapter that relates to challenges inherent in the field of action to promote and protect human rights
  • Expanded consideration of dilemmas relating to armed intervention, including those flowing from the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle
  • Contains new chapters on terrorism and nuclear proliferation, peace operations, and the UN's varied and ambitious environmental work under the heading of Sustainable Development
  • Contains a revised chapter on self-determination that now includes democracy promotion
  • Provides revised materials on self-determination (including democracy promotion)
  • Offers coverage of the Security Council Reform