The Charter of the United Nations: A Commentary / Edition 2

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This is the authoritative, article-by-article account of the legislative history, interpretation, and practical application of each and every United Nations Charter provision. Written by a team of distinguished scholars and practitioners, this book is the product of a combination of academic research with the insights of practice, and is an indispensable work of reference for all those interested in this significant international organization. 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199253777
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1576
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 3.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruno Simma is Professor of International Law and European Community Law and Director of the Institute of International Law at the University of Munich. Since 1987 he has also been Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. He has held visiting Professorships at the Universities of Siena and Michigan. He is a member of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the founder editor of the Euorpean Journal of International Law.

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Table of Contents

Volume I
Text of the Charter
Text of the ICJ Statute
The History of the United Nations
The Interpretation of the Charter
I. Purposes and Definitions
II. Membership
III. Organs
IV. The General Assembly
V. The Security Council
VI. Pacific Settlement of Disputes
VII. Action with Respect to Threats to the Peace, Breaches of the Peace, and Acts of Aggression
VIII. Regional Arrangements
Volume II
IX. International Economic and Social Co-operation
X. The Economic and Social Council
XI. Declaration regarding Non-Self-Governing Territories
XII. International Trusteeship System
XIII. The Trusteeship Council
XIV. The International Court of Justice
XV. The Secretariat
XVI. Miscellaneous Provisions
XVII. Transtional Security Arrangements
XVIII. Amendments
XIX. Ratification and Signature
Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly
Table of Cases

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