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The Law of the United Nations. a Critical Analysis of Its Fundamental Problems

The Law of the United Nations. a Critical Analysis of Its Fundamental Problems
  

First published under the auspices of The London Institute of World Affairs in1950. With a supplement, Recent Trends in the Law of the United Nations [1951]. [A] number of reasons why this book is bound to appeal to delegates asa source of quotation. One such reason obviously is ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781584770770
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Published 23 September 2011 by Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Kelsen, Hans
Series Collected Writings of Rousseau (part: 11)
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ISBN-13 9781584770770
ISBN-10 1584770775
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Imprint Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Publication Date 23 September 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Kelsen, Hans
Series Collected Writings of Rousseau (part: 11)
Category Reference Works
International Relations
International Law
Number of Pages 1014
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 52mm
Weight 1,950g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text International Law: Professional
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 341.23
Catalogue Code Not specified

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First published under the auspices of The London Institute of World Affairs in1950. With a supplement, Recent Trends in the Law of the United Nations [1951]. [A] number of reasons why this book is bound to appeal to delegates asa source of quotation. One such reason obviously is the internationalreputation of its author, particularly his prestige in European and LatinAmerican countries. Another is the comprehensive and systematiccharacter of the book, which covers almost all of the basic legal problemspresented by the Charter. Most important, perhaps, is the fact thatdelegates - and other readers - are likely to be impressed with thefundamental approach of the book: its close analysis of the structureof rules and their inter-relationships; the eschewing of political andideological considerations; the emphasis on legal duties rather thanpurpose and functions; the awareness of the creative role played bythe law-applying organs. These guiding principles (which are derivedfrom, though not logically dependent on, Kelsen's pure theory) arewelcome elements in a study of this kind; they promise objectivity, toughmindedness and technical skill, attributes which in a legal treatisewill command more respect than idealism or imagination. For thesereasons, the book may exert a significant influence of developments inthe United Nations. --Oscar Schachter, 60 Yale Law Journal 1951, 189-190.Possibly the most influential jurisprudent of the twentieth century, HANSKELSEN [1881-1973] was legal adviser to Austria's last emperor and its firstrepublican government, the founder and permanent advisor of the SupremeConstitutional Court of Austria, and the author of Austria's Constitution, whichwas enacted in 1920, abolished during the Anschluss, and restored in 1945. He was the author of more than forty books on law and legal philosophy. Active as a teacher in Europe and the United States, he was dean of the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna and taught at the Universities of Cologne and Prague, the Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Harvard, Wellesley, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Naval War College.

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