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Peace Diplomacy, Global Justice and International Agency: Rethinking Human Security and Ethics in the Spirit of Dag Hammarskjold

Edited by: Carsten Stahn, Henning Melber

ISBN13: 9781107037205
Published: April 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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As UN Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjold shaped many of the fundamental principles and practices of international organisations, such as preventive diplomacy, the ethics of international civil service, impartiality and neutrality. He was also at the heart of the constitutional foundations and principles of the UN. This tribute and critical review of Hammarskjold's values and legacy examines his approach towards international civil service, agency and value-based leadership, investigates his vision of internationalism and explores his achievements and failures as Secretary-General. It draws on specific conflict situations and strategies such as Suez and the Congo for lessons that can benefit contemporary conflict resolution and modern concepts such as human security and R2P. It also reflects on ways in which actors such as international courts, tribunals and the EU can benefit from Hammarskjold's principles and experiences in the fields of peace and security and international justice.

Public International Law
1. Human security and ethics in the spirit of Dag Hammarskjold: an introduction Carsten Stahn and Henning Melber

Part I. Reflections on Dag Hammarskjold:
2. Dag Hammarskjold and the twenty-first century Kofi Annan
3. A beacon of hope: Dag Hammarskjold and the United Nations Brian Urquhart
4. Dag Hammarskjold, 1905-61: a remarkable man, a remarkable Secretary-General Pieter Kooijmans
5. Dag Hammarskjold, the United Nations and the Rule of Law in today's world Hans Corell

Part II. Hammarskjold's intellectual legacy and leadership:
6. Dag Hammarskjold and the politics of hope Monica Bouman
7. Dag Hammarskjold's spirituality and the quest for negotiated peace, reconciliation and meaning Paul R. Nelson
8. From the unwritten manual: Dag Hammarskjold's political wisdom Roger Lipsey
9. Hammarskjold's dynamic approach to the UN Charter and international law Ove Bring
10. Hammarskjold, economic thinking, and the United Nations Anne Orford

Part III. Hammarskjold, the UN and the Congo:
11. Dag Hammarskjold and the Congo Crisis, 1960-1 Maria Stella Rognoni
12. Continuities of violence in the Congo: legacies of Hammarskjold and Lumumba Helen M. Hintjens and Serena Cruz
13. Lumumba v. Hammarskjold: a story of confrontation Jean Omasombo Tshonda
14. Dag Hammarskjold and Africa's decolonisation Henning Melber
15. The Dag factor: how quiet diplomacy changed the role of the Secretariat during the Congo Crisis, 1960-1 Alanna O'Malley
Part IV. The Role of the UN Secretary-General:
16. The 'Suez story': Dag Hammarskjold, the United Nations and the creation of UN peacekeeping Manuel Frohlich
17. Breaking free: Dag Hammarskjold, good offices and heads of international organisations Aoife O'Donoghue
18. Dag Hammarskjold's diplomacy: lessons learned Peter Wallensteen
19. Visions of international life: from Hammarskjold to Annan and beyond Jan Anne Vos
20. EU global peace diplomacy: institutional framework Steven Blockmans

Part V. Re-thinking Internationalism: Intervention, Responsibility and the Politics of R2P: 21. From 'conference machinery' to 'global administration'? International executive authority beyond Hammarskjold Carsten Stahn
22. Hammarskjold and international executive rule: a third world perspective on international law Vijayashri Sripati
23. Who cares?: Dag Hammarskjold and the limits of responsibility in international law J. Craig Barker
24. Libya, intervention and responsibility: the dawn of a new era? Francis Kofi Abiew and Noemi Gal-Or
25. The Arab Spring and the rise and fall of international human rights Louise Arbour

Part VI. Hammarskjold's Credo:
Annex I. The Secretary-General's Annual Report to the General Assembly of the United Nations, Introduction, 17 August 1961
Annex II. Address Given by the Secretary-General, Mr Dag Hammarskjold, on the Occasion of Staff Day, General Assembly Hall, 8 September 1961.