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This book evaluates how far the UN has embraced human security as a policy agenda and explores its relevance for international law.
The extent to which the UN has embraced human security as a viable policy agenda has implications and consequences for international law, such as the challenge to basal precepts including the principle of non-intervention. Equally, determining the relevance of human security for international law speaks to the extent to which the UN operates as a norm giver and, ultimately, a law-giver in the international landscape. Thus, the study is situated within a broader assessment of the interaction between the UN and international law. Drawing on International Relations theories, especially critical security studies, and on trends in international law and constitutionalism, amongst others, the book addresses the following questions:
This interdisciplinary book will be of much interest to students of human security, international law, critical security, human rights and IR in general.