Environmental Protection

Communities of all sizes, from townships to the national government, establish laws that govern how individuals acting within the community are to conduct themselves. The environment is arguably one of the newest considerations to be decided by and incorporated into the body of the law. The […]

International Monetary Fund

International Monetary Fund Outline The UN Monetary and Financial Conference met in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, United States, from 1 to 20 July 1944. The Bretton Woods Agreement announced the establishment of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Bank for […]

Common Foreign and Security Policy

Common Foreign And Security Policy Common Foreign and Security Policy of European Union at the United Nations Further Reading A concise encyclopedia of the United Nations (including Common Foreign and Security Policy , H Volger, KA Annan -2010) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (TG […]

Veto

Veto Definition (Lat. I forbid). Veto may be defined as the refusal of the executive body of a country whose assent is necessary to let pass a law or measure approbed already by the legislative body. See veto in the legal dictonary. In Europe The veto power of the British sovereign has […]

Group Of 77

Group Of 77 Group of 77 and the United Nations Further Reading A concise encyclopedia of the United Nations (including Group of 77, H Volger, KA Annan -2010) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (TG Weiss – 2007) International Law: A Dictionary (including Group of 77, Boczek, Boleslaw […]

Universal Postal Union

Universal Postal Union Outline The union was established under the International Postal Convention of 1874. It was then named the General Postal Union. In 1878 it was renamed the Universal Postal Union. It became a specialised, but independent, agency of the UN after 1945. The UPU is a […]

Africa

African nations include Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, […]

Merger Treaty

Merger Treaty and Europe There is an entry on merger treaty in the European legal encyclopedia. Resources See Also Further Reading Information related to merger treaty in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Law(MPEPIL), Germany, United Kingdom Resources See Also Further Reading […]

Territorial Waters

Resources See Also International Public Law Customary International Law Conventional International Law International Conventions Sources of International Law Resources See Also Law of the Sea; Navigable Waters. waters, territorial. Further Reading (Articles) Wild Shrimps and Shrimping in […]

Treaty of Nice

Treaty of Nice and the Treaties of the European Union Description of Treaty of Nice provided by the European Union Commission: Adopted at the Nice European Council in December 2000, and signed on 26 February 2001, the Treaty of Nice entered into force on 1 February 2003. It is the result of […]

Islamic Law

The Legal History of Islamic Law Law and Dogma Islamic law —ShariÂ’a— evolved over time in response to the Muslim communityÂ’s need for a legal system. The most important source of law was the traditions of the Prophet (sunna) as revealed in reports […]

Island

A New-born Island: International Incident In the book "International Incidents for Discussion in Conversation Classes", in relation to this subject, L. Oppenheim wrote in 1909: An island rises in the sea on the boundary line of the territorial maritime belt of another island in the […]

Law of the Sea

Law Of The Sea The United States Congress has kept the United NationsÂ’s Law of the Sea Treaty bottled up in committee for 30 years. In 2011, a rush by nations to claim oil rights under the Arctic Sea was quickening debate on treaty accession. United States Senator Lee, cofounder of […]

Terminology

United Nations Terminology Further Reading A concise encyclopedia of the United Nations (including Terminology , H Volger, KA Annan -2010) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (TG Weiss – 2007) International Law: A Dictionary (including Terminology , Boczek, Boleslaw Adam -2005) […]

International Telecommunication Union

International Telecommunication Union Outline The ITU was established in 1865 in Paris. It became a specialized agency of the UN in 1947. Its main function is to coordinate international cooperation in the area of telecommunications. It promotes international cooperation through various […]

Protection Of Minorities

Protection of MinoritiesFurther ReadingA concise encyclopedia of the United Nations (including Protection of Minorities, H Volger, KA Annan -2010) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (TG Weiss – 2007) International Law: A Dictionary (including Protection of Minorities, Boczek, Boleslaw […]

Budget

United Nations Budget Further Reading A concise encyclopedia of the United Nations (including Budget , H Volger, KA Annan -2010) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (TG Weiss – 2007) International Law: A Dictionary (including Budget , Boczek, Boleslaw Adam -2005) Budget and Europe […]

Rules Of Procedure

Rules Of Procedure United Nations Rules of Procedure Further Reading A concise encyclopedia of the United Nations (including Rules of Procedure , H Volger, KA Annan -2010) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (TG Weiss – 2007) International Law: A Dictionary (including Rules of […]

World Bank

World Bank and the World Bank Group Further Reading A concise encyclopedia of the United Nations (including World Bank , H Volger, KA Annan -2010) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (TG Weiss – 2007) International Law: A Dictionary (including World Bank , Boczek, Boleslaw Adam -2005) […]

Peace

International Law: Matters of International Concern: Peace and Security Introduction to Peace Among the central aims of the UN are the maintenance of peace and security and the suppression of acts of aggression. The principles of the UN Charter prohibit the use of force to settle disputes and […]

Commission on Human Rights

Introduction to the Commission on Human Rights The Commission on Human Rights is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council. The Charter of the United Nations specifies that the Council “shall set up Commissions in the economic and social field and for the promotion of human […]

Treaty of Amsterdam

Treaty of Amsterdam and the Treaties of the European Union Description of Treaty of Amsterdam provided by the European Union Commission: The Treaty of Amsterdam is the result of the Intergovernmental Conference launched at the Turin European Council on 29 March 1996. It was adopted at the […]

Disarmament

Disarmament Further Reading A concise encyclopedia of the United Nations (including Disarmament , H Volger, KA Annan -2010) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (TG Weiss – 2007) International Law: A Dictionary (including Disarmament , Boczek, Boleslaw Adam -2005) Embracing mainstream […]

Treaty on European Union

Maastricht Treaty and Treaty on European Union and the European Union Resources See Also International Organization Foreign Relations Intergovernmental Organization Regional Organization Regional Integration Resources See Also Treaty of Maastricht

Human Rights

Introduction to Human Rights "Since World War II international law has become increasingly concerned with the protection of human rights. It has provided improved procedures for that purpose within the UN. This new emphasis has also been manifested in the adoption by the UN of the […]

Self Determination

Self-Determination Right of Self-Determination Further Reading A concise encyclopedia of the United Nations (including Self-Determination, H Volger, KA Annan -2010) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (TG Weiss – 2007) International Law: A Dictionary (including Self-Determination, […]

Germany

Legal Materials: The blue pages of the Bluebook provide an overview of key primary legal materials. Also check out German Business and Commercial Laws: Guide to Translations into English and Select Auxiliary Sources by Martina Kammer and Anne Scharrenberg and/or Legal Research […]

International Criminal Court

Introduction to International Criminal Court International Criminal Court (ICC), independent judicial institution with the power to try and punish individuals for the most serious crimes of international concern: genocide, crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression, and war crimes. The […]

World Food Programme

WFP – World Food Programme Further Reading A concise encyclopedia of the United Nations (including World Food Programme , H Volger, KA Annan -2010) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (TG Weiss – 2007) International Law: A Dictionary (including World Food Programme , Boczek, […]

North-South Relations

North-South Relations and the United Nations Further ReadingA concise encyclopedia of the United Nations (including North-South Relations, H Volger, KA Annan -2010) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (TG Weiss – 2007) International Law: A Dictionary (including North-South Relations, […]

Comparative Law

Comparative law may be defined as the study of the similarities and differences between the laws or legal rules of two or more countries, or between two or more legal systems (i.e. the study of legal systems and laws in different countries). It is not a body of rules and principle. It is a […]

Continental Shelf

  PART VI CONTINENTAL SHELF Article 76 Definition of the continental shelf 1. The continental shelf of a coastal State comprises the sea-bed and subsoil of the submarine areas that extend beyond its territorial sea throughout the natural prolongation of its land territory to the outer […]

Peacekeeping

Peacekeeping Further Reading A concise encyclopedia of the United Nations (including Peacekeeping , H Volger, KA Annan -2010) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (TG Weiss – 2007) International Law: A Dictionary (including Peacekeeping , Boczek, Boleslaw Adam -2005) Peacekeeping and […]

International Court Of Justice

Introduction to International Court of Justice International Court of Justice, also known as World Court, principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was created in 1945 under the UN Charter as the successor to the Permanent Court of International Justice under the League of […]

Public Opinion

Public Opinion and the United Nations Further Reading A concise encyclopedia of the United Nations (including Public Opinion, H Volger, KA Annan -2010) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (TG Weiss – 2007) International Law: A Dictionary (including Public Opinion, Boczek, Boleslaw Adam […]

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Non-proliferation Treaty

Embracing mainstream international law, this section on non-proliferation treaty explores the context, history and effect of the area of the law covered here. Resources Further Reading The entry "non-proliferation treaty" in the Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of […]

Organization of American States

Organization of American States and the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes Based on the Handbook on Peaceful Settlement of Disputes between States (1992, United Nations): Chapter VI (arts. 23 to 26) of the OAS Charter deals specifically with the peaceful settlement of disputes. Article 23, as […]

Charter Of Economic Rights And Duties Of States

Charter Of Economic Rights And Duties Of States Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States Further Reading A concise encyclopedia of the United Nations (including Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States , H Volger, KA Annan -2010) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (TG […]