International Territorial Administration

How Trusteeship and the Civilizing Mission Never Went Away

Author: Ralph Wilde

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199577897

Category: Law

Page: 640

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This is the first comprehensive treatment of the reasons why international organizations have engaged in territorial administration. The book describes the role of international territorial administration and analyses the various purposes associated with this activity, revealing the objectives which territorial administration seeks to achieve.
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Die Bindung internationaler Organisationen an internationale Menschenrechtsstandards

eine rechtsquellentheoretische Untersuchung am Beispiel der Vereinten Nationen, der Weltbank und des Internationalen Währungsfonds

Author: Cornelia Janik

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161519062

Category: Law

Page: 608

View: 4177

English summary: The main goal of international human rights law has been to protect individuals from human rights violations by state governments. However, international organizations have been likewise criticized for violating human rights, such as the UN Security Council for its blacklisting activities. Cornelia Janik has developed methodological approaches in order to establish that international organizations do have human rights obligations under international law as well. German description: Das internationale Menschenrechtsschutzsystem ist zunachst als Antwort auf Nationalsozialismus und Zweiten Weltkrieg entstanden und richtet sich an Staaten als potenzielle Menschenrechtsverletzer. Internationale Organisationen, allen voran die UNO, sind nach ihrer historischen Konzeption mit der Aufgabe betraut, Allgemeinwohl und Menschenrechte zu fordern. An Menschenrechtsvertrage sind sie selbst nicht gebunden. Die Vorstellung, dass nur Staaten Menschenrechte verletzen, ist indes obsolet, wie etwa die black listing -Aktivitaten des UN-Sicherheitsrates oder die Finanzierung menschenrechtsadverser Projekte durch Weltbank und IWF vor Augen fuhren. Cornelia Janik zeigt daher methodische Ansatze auf, um die klassischen, auf Staaten zugeschnittenen Volkerrechtsquellen derart weiterzuentwickeln, dass sie auch internationale Organisationen zur Einhaltung internationaler Menschenrechte verpflichten.
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Exit Strategies and State Building

Author: Richard Caplan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199942706

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 3282

In the past two decades, states and multilateral organizations have devoted considerable resources toward efforts to stabilize peace and rebuild war-torn societies in places such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, and Sierra Leone. Despite these prodigious efforts, there has been relatively little consideration of the critical questions arising from the "end game" of state-building operations. In Exit Strategies and State Building, sixteen leading scholars and practitioners focus on relevant historical and contemporary cases of exit to provide a comprehensive overview of this crucial issue. By examining the major challenges associated with the conclusion of international state-building operations and the requirements for the maintenance of peace in the period following exit, this book provides unique perspective on a critical aspect of military and political intervention. Deftly researched, Exit Strategies and State Building sheds new light on what is not merely an academic issue, but also a pressing global policy concern.
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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Vol. 1-

Author: David P. Forsythe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0195334027


Page: N.A

View: 924

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Research Handbook on International Conflict and Security Law

Author: Nigel D. White,Christian Henderson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849808570

Category: Political Science

Page: 704

View: 5111

ÔFeaturing some of the fieldÕs most expert thinkers, this is an adroitly constructed volume of essays in Òconflict and security lawÓ. The writing here offers a distillation of the major legal projects in the area while dissolving some of international lawÕs most rigid demarcations (e.g. between war and peace, or the jus ad bellum and jus in bello).Õ Ð Gerry Simpson, University of Melbourne, Australia ÔA most important and timely collection of essays that places the established international rules in their modern and challenging of context.Õ Ð Philippe Sands QC, University College London, UK ÔEvents of the past fifteen years have sharpened the focus on well-known issues in international conflict and security law. What responses to international terrorism are permissible? Can humanitarian intervention be justified under international law? The Research Handbook on International Conflict and Security Law addresses these and other debates across the areas of conflict prevention, use of force and post-conflict reconstruction, with the critical insight for which the contributors are known.Õ Ð James Crawford, University of Cambridge, UK This innovative Research Handbook brings together leading international law scholars from around the world to discuss and highlight the contemporary debate regarding issues of conflict prevention and the legality of resorting to the use of armed force through to those arising during an armed conflict and in the phase between conflict and peace. The Handbook covers key conceptual topics drawn from across the three areas of jus ad bellum, jus in bello and jus post bellum. The subject matter of the included chapters range from conflict prevention through to reparation and compensation, via coverage of issues such as disarmament, the role of the Security Council, self-defence, humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect, targets, war crimes, private military contractors, peacekeeping, and the protection of human rights. Being the first to examine topics under these areas in one volume, the book will be of interest to scholars, academics, postgraduate and research students as well as government lawyers from various disciplinary backgrounds looking for a contemporary grounding in issues under the broad theme of international conflict and security law.
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British Year Book of International Law 2008

Author: James Crawford,Vaughan Lowe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199580391

Category: Law

Page: 1008

View: 6017

Now in its 79th year, the British Year Book of International Law has become an essential work of reference for academics and practising lawyers. Through a mixture of articles and extended book reviews it continues to provide up-to-date analysis on important developments in modern international law. In addition, through its exhaustive coverage of decisions in UK courts and official government statements, the British Year Book offers unique insight into the development of state practice in the United Kingdom.
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The International Law of Occupation

Author: Eyal Benvenisti

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199588899

Category: History

Page: 383

View: 3931

Originally published: Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1993.
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When International Law Works

Realistic Idealism After 9/11 and the Global Recession

Author: Tai-Heng Cheng

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195370171

Category: LAW

Page: 341

View: 4343

When International Law Works stands to change the way that governments and scholars look at this contentious topic. In this seminal work, Professor Tai-Heng Cheng presents a new framework that nations should consider when they confront an international problem that implicates the often competing interests of their own communities and the global legal order. To demonstrate how his new proposal for approaching international law would work in a real crisis, Cheng provides numerous case studies from contemporary history. By thus combining theory with practice, When International Law Works gives policymakers, academics, and students 'real world' guidance on how to face new global problems.
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Human Rights

Between Idealism and Realism

Author: Christian Tomuschat

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191506699

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 1121

This third edition of Human Rights: Between Idealism and Realism presents human rights in action, focusing on their effectiveness as legal tools designed to benefit human beings. By combining conceptual analysis with an emphasis on procedures and mechanisms of implementation, this volume provides a multidimensional overview of human rights. After examining briefly the history of human rights, the author analyses the intellectual framework that forms the basis of their legitimacy. In particular, he covers the concept of universality and the widely used model that classifies human rights into clusters of different 'generations'. In this edition, the author brings together the fundamental aspects of human rights law, addressing human dignity as the ethical foundation of human rights, the principle of equality and non-discrimination as the essence of any culture of human rights, the protections against racial discrimination and discrimination against women, and assesses the individual as a subject of international law. The volume then moves on to assess the activities of the political institutions of the United Nations, the expert bodies established by the relevant treaties, and the international tribunals specifically entrusted at the regional level with protecting human rights. This edition also includes specific analysis of the actions mandated by the UN Security Council against Libya in 2011. It also includes greater coverage of the jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. The author explains how and why the classical array of politically inspired informal devices has been enriched by the addition of international criminal procedures and by endeavours to introduce civil suits against alleged individual violators of human rights. Finally, the volume is rounded off by a consideration of the importance of humanitarian law as an instrument for the protection of human life and dignity and an exploration of the future of human rights.
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Von Triest nach Osttimor

Der völkerrechtliche Rahmen für die Verwaltung von Krisengebieten durch die Vereinten Nationen

Author: Hans Fabian Kiderlen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540775250

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

View: 3782

Die UN-Verwaltungen im Kosovo und Osttimor haben den Blick der Öffentlichkeit auf die Verwaltung von Krisengebieten durch die Vereinten Nationen gelenkt, die in eben diesen Gebieten alle drei Staatsgewalten auf sich vereint haben. Vor diesem Hintergrund legt der Autor umfassend die völkerrechtlichen Grundlagen und Grenzen einer Ausübung territorialer Hoheitsgewalt durch die Vereinten Nationen in Krisengebieten dar. Ausführlich werden dabei auch die praktischen Probleme einer Krisengebietsverwaltung einer rechtlichen Würdigung unterzogen.
Posted in Political Science

Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting

Author: American Society of International Law. Meeting,American Society of International Law

Publisher: N.A


Category: International law

Page: N.A

View: 9476

Posted in International law

Fault Lines of International Legitimacy

Author: Hilary Charlesworth,Jean-Marc Coicaud

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113948270X

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Fault Lines of International Legitimacy deals with the following questions: What are the features and functions of legitimacy in the international realm? How does international legitimacy, as exemplified in particular by multilateral norms, organizations, and policies, change over time? What role does the international distribution of power and its evolution have in the establishment and transformation of legitimacy paradigms? To what extent do democratic values account for the growing importance of legitimacy and the increasing difficulty of achieving it at the international and the national level? One of the central messages of the book is that, although the search for international legitimacy is an elusive endeavor, there is no alternative to it if we want to respond to the intertwined demands of justice and security and make them an integral and strategic part of international relations.
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Author: K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598694523


Page: 2563

View: 8591

The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.2 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.
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United Nations Justice

Legal and Judicial Reform in Governance Operations

Author: Calin Trenkov-Wermuth

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 226

View: 3827

"At the end of the 20th century, and at the dawn of the 21st, the United Nations was tasked with the administration of justice in territories placed under its executive authority, an undertaking for which there was no established precedent or doctrine. Examining the UN's legal and judicial reform efforts in Kosovo and East Timor, this volume argues that rather than helping to establish a sustainable legal system, the UN's approach detracted from it, as it confused ends with means."--Publisher's description.
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The EU in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Powers, Decisions and Legitimacy

Author: Bart M. J. Szewczyk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789291981649

Category: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Page: 54

View: 1937

The situation in Bosnia has increasingly deteriorated to such an extent that the current political atmosphere is, according to some observers, as tense and dangerous as before the war. Political deadlock is preventing progress on any substantive issues; there are renewed threats about dissolving the state; and Republika Srpska is officially defying the authority of the Office of the High Representative (OHR). The author analyses the legitimacy of past OHR decisions and, given the ongoing political problems in Bosnia, recommends that the Bonn Powers be retained by the OHR or the EU Special Representative, but with caveats. That is, that the Bonn Powers ought only be used to uphold the objectives justified under the Dayton Agreement: the preservation of peace, the promotion of the democratic process, and the protection of human rights.
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Unsere gemeinsame Zukunft

Bericht der Weltkommission für Umwelt und Entwicklung

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 348

View: 3670

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Bibliographie Mensuelle

Author: United Nations Library (Geneva, Switzerland)

Publisher: N.A


Category: International relations

Page: N.A

View: 7702

Posted in International relations

The War in Iraq

A Legal Analysis

Author: Raul A. Pedrozo

Publisher: Defense Department


Category: History

Page: 518

View: 1071

Posted in History