Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Conforti & Focarelli: The Law and Practice of the United Nations (Fourth Revised Edition)

Benedetto Conforti (formerly, Judge, European Court of Human Rights) & Carlo Focarelli (Univ. of Perugia - Law) have published the fourth revised edition of The Law and Practice of the United Nations (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2010). Here's the abstract:
The Law and Practice of the United Nations examines the law of the United Nations through an analysis of the Organization’s practice from its inception until the present, in particular to the transformations the UN has undergone since the end of the Cold War. Special consideration is given to Chapter VII of the UN Charter and its interpretation, the United Nations’ membership and organs’ competences, along with the peaceful settlement of disputes, and coercive action for the maintenance of international peace and security. In addition, this important new edition explores such areas as economic sanctions, peacekeeping, authorizations of the Security Council, territorial administrations, self-determination, human rights, financing of the Organization, acts adoptable by the UN organs, and a review of their legality.