United Nations Justice

Legal and Judicial Reform in Governance Operations

Author: Calin Trenkov-Wermuth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 226

View: 4397

"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.
Posted in Law

The Internal Justice of the United Nations

A Critical History 1945-2015

Author: Abdelaziz Megzari

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004301860

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 596

View: 580

In The Internal Justice of the United Nations Abdelaziz Megzari offers an exhaustive analysis and vivid account from inside the organization of the history of the United Nations through the creation and evolution of its internal justice system.
Posted in Business & Economics

Handbook on Restorative Justice Programmes

Author: Yvon Dandurand,Curt Taylor Griffiths,United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211337549

Category: Law

Page: 105

View: 4694

The present handbook offers, in a quick reference format, an overview of key considerations in the implementation of participatory responses to crime based on a restorative justice approach. Its focus is on a range of measures and programmes, inspired by restorative justice values, that are flexible in their adaptation to criminal justice systems and that complement them while taking into account varying legal, social and cultural circumstances. It was prepared for the use of criminal justice officials, non-governmental organizations and community groups who are working together to improve current responses to crime and conflict in their community
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The United Nations System

Toward International Justice

Author: N. D. White

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588260703

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

View: 467

To what extent does the United Nations system work? This comprehensive survey of the world's most important family of international organizations examines the UN's structure and powers, and considers whether it is achieving what it set out to do.
Posted in Political Science

Social Justice in an Open World

The Role of the United Nations

Author: N.A

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211302493

Category: History

Page: 146

View: 8932

The International Forum for Social Development was a 3 year project undertaken by the United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs between 2001 and 2004 to promote international cooperation for social development and supporting developing countries and social groups not benefiting from the globalization process. This publication provides an overview and interpretation of the discussions and debates that occurred at the four meetings of the Forum for Social Development held at the United Nations headquarters in New York, within the framework of the implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development.
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In the Light of Justice

The Rise of Human Rights in Native America and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Author: Walter R. Echo-Hawk

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 1938486072

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 7358

In 2007 the United Nations approved the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. United States endorsement in 2010 ushered in a new era of Indian law and policy. This book highlights steps that the United States, as well as other nations, must take to provide a more just society and heal past injustices committed against indigenous peoples.
Posted in Social Science

UN Voices

The Struggle for Development and Social Justice

Author: Thomas George Weiss,Tatiana Carayannis,Louis Emmerij,Richard Jolly

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253217882

Category: Law

Page: 520

View: 950

Interviewed by the authors, Kofi Annan, Boutros Boutros-Ghali and 71 other UN professionals speak about international cooperation and the ideas that have shaped the accomplishments of the UN.
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The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Author: Thomas G. Weiss,Sam Daws

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192524658

Category: Political Science

Page: 816

View: 786

This Handbook provides in one volume an authoritative and independent treatment of the UN's seventy-year history, written by an international cast of more than 50 distinguished scholars, analysts, and practitioners. It provides a clear and penetrating examination of the UN's development since 1945 and the challenges and opportunities now facing the organization. It assesses the implications for the UN of rapid changes in the world - from technological innovation to shifting foreign policy priorities - and the UN's future place in a changing multilateral landscape. Citations and additional readings contain a wealth of primary and secondary references to the history, politics, and law of the world organization. This key reference also contains appendices of the UN Charter, the Statute of the International Court of Justice, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Posted in Political Science

Black Hills White Justice

The Sioux Nation Versus the United States, 1775 to the Present

Author: Edward Lazarus

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803279872

Category: History

Page: 492

View: 2014

Black Hills/White Justice tells of the longest active legal battle in United States history: the century-long effort by the Sioux nations to receive compensation for the seizure of the Black Hills. Edward Lazarus, son of one of the lawyers involved in the case, traces the tangled web of laws, wars, and treaties that led to the wresting of the Black Hills from the Sioux and their subsequent efforts to receive compensation for the loss. His account covers the Sioux nations? success in winning the largest financial award ever offered to an Indian tribe and their decision to turn it down and demand nothing less than the return of the land.
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The Internal Justice of the United Nations

A Critical History 1945-2015

Author: Abdelaziz Megzari

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004301860

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 596

View: 389

In The Internal Justice of the United Nations Abdelaziz Megzari offers an exhaustive analysis and vivid account from inside the organization of the history of the United Nations through the creation and evolution of its internal justice system.
Posted in Business & Economics

Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Report on the Nineteenth Session (4 December 2009 and 17-21 May 2010)

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789218802040

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 1824

Posted in Political Science

Human Rights at the UN

The Political History of Universal Justice

Author: Roger Normand,Sarah Zaidi

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253000114

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

View: 7605

Human rights activists Roger Normand and Sarah Zaidi provide a broad political history of the emergence and development of the human rights movement in the 20th century through the crucible of the United Nations, focusing on the hopes and expectations, concrete power struggles, national rivalries, and bureaucratic politics that molded the international system of human rights law. The book emphasizes the period before and after the creation of the UN, when human rights ideas and proposals were shaped and transformed by the hard-edged realities of power politics and bureaucratic imperatives. It also analyzes the expansion of the human rights framework in response to demands for equitable development after decolonization and organized efforts by women, minorities, and other disadvantaged groups to secure international recognition of their rights.
Posted in Political Science

Summaries of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the Permanent Court of International Justice

Author: United Nations

Publisher: UN

ISBN: 9789211338164

Category: Law

Page: 244

View: 1887

Contains summaries of the judgments, advisory opinions and orders of a substantive nature issued by the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2012. During the period covered by this publication, the Court issued 28 judgments, advisory opinions and orders of a substantive nature.
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The United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Program

Formulation of Standards and Efforts at Their Implementation

Author: Roger S. Clark

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812232691

Category: Law

Page: 331

View: 4689

In December 1991 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution entitled "Creation of an Effective United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Program." That resolution sought to consolidate and restructure a program in international cooperation in the criminal justice area that had existed from the early days of the United Nations. In particular, the resolution provided for the creation of a new intergovernmental body to oversee the program, the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. This book, by Roger S. Clark, examines the UN program and its prospects under the arrangements devised by the General Assembly. Clark concisely recounts its history and its activities, describes the adoption of the various United Nations norms and standards that originated within the program, provides a detailed consideration of some of the major instruments adopted under the auspices of the program, and examines efforts to progress from the promulgation of standards and norms to their monitoring and implementation.
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Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Report on the Reconvened Eighteenth Session (3-4 December 2009)

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789218801739

Category: Political Science

Page: 20

View: 4908

The publication presents the Report of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on the Reconvened Eighteenth Session (3-4 December 2009).
Posted in Political Science

The International Court of Justice

Questions and Answers about the Principal Judicial Organ of the United Nations

Author: International Court of Justice

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211008227

Category: Law

Page: 77

View: 2950

The International Court of Justice plays an important role in the settlement of legal disputes between states and contributes to the development of international law. This booklet answers some frequently asked questions about its functions and its case-law. It explains how members are elected to the Court, the sources of the law applied, who may submit cases and who might request advisory opinions.
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