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United Nations Reform Through Practice: Report of the International Law Association Study Group on United Nations Reform


Ralph Wilde


University College London - Faculty of Laws

Hilary Charlesworth


Australian National University - ANU College of Law; Australian National University (ANU) - Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet)

Nico Schrijver


Leiden University - Leiden Law School

Nico Krisch


Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats - ICREA; Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals - IBEI

B. S. Chimni


Jawaharlal Nehru University

Vera Gowlland-Debbas


Graduate Institute of International Studies

Jan Klabbers


University of Helsinki - Faculty of Law

Sienho Yee


Wuhan University

Ivan Shearer


affiliation not provided to SSRN

December 11, 2011


Abstract:     
This is a report on the reform of the United Nations produced by the International Law Association Study Group on the topic. The focus of the study eschewed the well-covered ‘big ticket’ areas requiring Charter amendment, such as alterations to the membership of the Security Council, to provide a critical evaluation of other areas where most reforms have actually happened: through the practice of the organization. The report is edited by Ralph Wilde, Rapporteur of the Study Group, and contains contributions from Jan Klabbers, Nico Schrijver, Hilary Charlesworth, BS Chimni, Ivan Shearer, Ove Bring, Vera Gowlland Debbas, Nico Krisch and Sienho Yee. The contributors address the law applicable to UN reform, the Peacebuilding Commission, the accountability of the Security Council, international environmental governance, the role ECOSOC in relation to international economic institutions, the International Court of Justice, the powers and procedure of the Security Council, the use of force, and reporting before the UN human rights treaty bodies.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 79

Keywords: United Nations, reform, international law, accountability, Security Council, General Assembly, IMF, World Bank, ECOSOC, International Court of Justice, Peacebuidling Commission, sanctions, war, use of force, self-defence, international environmental law

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Date posted: March 15, 2012  

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Wilde, Ralph and Charlesworth, Hilary and Schrijver, Nico and Krisch, Nico and Chimni, B. S. and Gowlland-Debbas, Vera and Klabbers, Jan and Yee, Sienho and Shearer, Ivan, United Nations Reform Through Practice: Report of the International Law Association Study Group on United Nations Reform (December 11, 2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1971008 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1971008

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Ralph Wilde (Contact Author)
University College London - Faculty of Laws ( email )
London WC1E OEG
United Kingdom
Hilary Charlesworth
Australian National University - ANU College of Law ( email )
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia
02 6249 0454 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://law.anu.edu.au/scripts/StaffDetails.asp?StaffID=14
Australian National University (ANU) - Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) ( email )
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

Nico Schrijver
Leiden University - Leiden Law School ( email )
P.O. Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden, NL-2300RA
Netherlands
Nico Krisch
Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats - ICREA ( email )
Passeig Lluís Companys, 23
Barcelona, 08010
Spain
Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals - IBEI ( email )
Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
Barcelona, Barcelona 08005
Spain
B. S. Chimni
Jawaharlal Nehru University ( email )
School of International Studies
New Delhi
India
Vera Gowlland-Debbas
Graduate Institute of International Studies ( email )
International Law Section
1202 Geneva
Switzerland
+41 22 908 57 48 (Phone)
+41 22 908 57 10 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://heiwww.unige.ch/~gowlland
Jan Klabbers
University of Helsinki - Faculty of Law ( email )
Porthania 5th Floor
P.O. Box 4
Helsinki, FIN-0001 4
Finland
Sienho Yee
Wuhan University ( email )
Wuhan
China
Ivan Shearer
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
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