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United Nations Protection of Humanity and Its Habitat: A New International Law of Security and Protection

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ISBN13: 9789004303133
Published: September 2016
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £142.00



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This book is a study of the future of international law as well as the future of the United Nations. It is the first study ever bringing together the laws, policies and practices of the UN for the protection of the earth, the oceans, outer space, human rights, victims of armed conflicts and of humanitarian emergencies, the poor, the vulnerable and the disadvantaged world-wide. It reviews unprecedented dangers and challenges facing humanity such as climate change and weapons of mass destruction, and argues that the international law of the future must become an international law of security and of protection. It submits that the concept of international security in the UN Charter can no longer be restricted to situations of armed conflict but must be given its natural meaning: whatever threatens the security of humanity. It calls for the Security Council to perform its role as the guardian of the security of humankind and sees a leadership role for the UN Secretary-General in analysing and presenting challenges of international security and protection to the Security Council for its attention.

Written by a seasoned scholar / practitioner of international law and the United Nations, who has served in key policy, peacemaking, peacekeeping and human rights positions in the United Nations, this book offers indispensable new vistas of international law and policy, and the future role of the United Nations.

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Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Foreword: Rev. Dwain Epps
Preface
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Human Protection and the United Nations in the Twenty-First Century. (Cyril Foster Lecture, Oxford University)
Introduction: An Assessment of UN Protection
Chapters:
1. Protection of Children, Women, the Poor, the Vulnerable and the Disadvantaged
2. Law-Making, Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Standards of Protection
3. Threats and Challenges
4. Urgent Measures of Protection
5. Protection of the Earth and the Environment
6. Protection of the Oceans and the Polar Regions
7. Protection of Outer Space
8. Protection against Weapons of Mass Destruction
9. Protection Against Terrorism and Violent Extremism
10. Protection During Armed Conflicts and Humanitarian Emergencies
11. Protection of Human Rights
12. Protection by the UN Security Council
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index.