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The United Nations and the Principles of International Law : Essays in Memory of Michael Akehurst - Vaughan Lowe

The United Nations and the Principles of International Law

Essays in Memory of Michael Akehurst

By: Vaughan Lowe (Editor), Colin Warbrick (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 6th January 1994
ISBN: 9780415084413
Number Of Pages: 280

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With the fall of communism and the appearance of a new world order, it is hoped that the United Nations will become the principle organisation for the regulation of relations between states as well as for the settlement of conflict. The recent crises over Iraq and the continued bloodshed in the former Yugoslavia have ensured a higher profile for the United Nations but have at the same time placed great pressure on that organisation to resolve conflict and organise relations between states in a manner that is acceptable to the international community.
The essays collected in this volume are published in conjunction with the International Law Group. Providing valuable statements of the fundamentals of international law from leading authorities, they re-examine the Declaration of Principles of International Law Governing Friendly Relations Between States. The Declaration is the nearest thing that states have to an international constitution and embodies the fundamental values of the international legal system. The great changes in the international system since 1989 hold out the prospect of the reinvigoration of the Charter, perhaps for a new system of international legal relations, and make the reconsideration of the Declaration particularly timely.

Forewordp. ix
The Significance of the Friendly Relations Declarationp. 1
The Principle of Non-Use of Forcep. 33
The Principle of Peaceful Settlement of Disputesp. 49
The Principle of Non-Intervention: Use of Forcep. 66
The Principle of Non-Intervention: Human Rightsp. 85
The Principle of Co-Operation: The Environmentp. 120
The Principle of Co-Operation: Terrorismp. 137
The Principle of Co-Operation: United Nations Peacekeepingp. 160
The Principle of Self-Determinationp. 175
The Principle of Sovereign Equalityp. 204
The Principle of Good Faithp. 230
Appendixp. 256
Indexp. 264
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ISBN: 9780415084413
ISBN-10: 0415084415
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 6th January 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.15  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1

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