After the Iraq War: The Future of the UN and International Law

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Bernhard Vogel, Rudolf Dolzer, Matthias Herdegen
Berghahn Books, 2005 - 200 pages
After the Iraq War: The Future of the UN and International Law opens up a powerful and important debate on the future of world order. The military occupation of Iraq by the United States and their allies in Spring 2003 has confronted the United Nations with new and fundamental questions concerning its authority, its prestige, its working methods, its efficiency even the justification of its existence in the future. Besides the United Nations, the book concerns the general international law as such, especially the rules regarding the maintenance of peace and the prohibition of the use of force, which are also the central provisions of the United Nations Charter and the fundamental norms of customary international law. Contemporary general international law is inextricably linked to the fate of the United Nations. The purpose of this volume is to reappraise the findings on the current situation and to give a differentiated picture of the international debate on the future world order, and its direction.

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Contents

Challenges for the United Nations and International Law
5
National
18
Yesterday and Today
35
United Nations the Security Council and the Future of
48
Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
60
Future Strategies in the War against Terrorism and
73
Towards an Enhanced Role of the UN Security Council
136
The United Nations and the Legitimacy of
149
The Future of the Security Council after Iraq
174
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