ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

vrijdag 21 juni 2019

BOOK: Simon CHESTERMAN, David M. MALONE & Santiago VILLALPANDO (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Treaties [Oxford Handbooks] (Oxford: OUP, 2019), 720 p. ISBN 9780190947842, € 100

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Book abstract:
The United Nations is a vital part of the international order. Yet this book argues that the greatest contribution of the UN is not what it has achieved (improvements in health and economic development, for example) or avoided (global war, say, or the use of weapons of mass destruction). It is, instead, the process through which the UN has transformed the structure of international law to expand the range and depth of subjects covered by treaties. This handbook offers the first sustained analysis of the UN as a forum in which and an institution through which treaties are negotiated and implemented. Chapters are written by authors from different fields, including academics and practitioners; lawyers and specialists from other social sciences (international relations, history, and science); professionals with an established reputation in the field; younger researchers and diplomats involved in the negotiation of multilateral treaties; and scholars with a broader view on the issues involved. The volume thus provides unique insights into UN treaty-making. Through the thematic and technical parts, it also offers a lens through which to view challenges lying ahead and the possibilities and limitations of this understudied aspect of international law and relations.
Author information:
Simon Chesterman, Dean and Professor of Law, National University of Singapore, David M. Malone, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Rector, UN University (Tokyo), and Santiago Villalpando, Chief of the Treaty Section, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs
Simon Chesterman is Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law and Editor of the Asian Journal of International LawDavid M. Malone is Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Rector of the UN University, headquartered in Tokyo. Santiago Villalpando is the Legal Advisor of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Contributors:
Hirad Abtahi is the Legal Adviser, Head of the Legal and Enforcement Unit, Presidency at the International Criminal Court
Jonathan Agar is a Legal Officer with the UN Office of Legal Affairs
Davinia Aziz is Senior State Counsel in the International Affairs Division, Attorney-General's Chambers, Singapore
David Bewley-Taylor is Professor of International Relations and Public Policy at Swansea University
Pierre Bodeau-Livinec is Professor of Public law at the University Paris Nanterre
Alan Boyle is Emeritus Professor of Public International Law at the University of Edinburgh
Gian Luca Burci is Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva
Roberto Cassar is a LLM (cum laude) in Advanced Studies in Air and Space Law, International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden University
Hilary Charlesworth is a Melbourne Laureate Professor at Melbourne Law School and a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University.
Simon Chesterman is Dean and Professor at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law
Jane Connors is the United Nations Victims' Rights Advocate and former International Advocacy Director Law and Policy at Amnesty International. Her contribution was written before she entered into her current role.
Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger is Senior Director of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, Full Professor of International Law at the University of Waterloo, and an LCIL and CEENRG Fellow at the University of Cambridge
Sanderijn Duquet is a Belgian diplomat and an Associate Research Fellow, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven
Malgosia Fitzmaurice is Professor of Public International Law, Department of Law at the Queen Mary University of London
Giorgio Gaja is a Judge at the International Court of Justice
Guy S. Goodwin-Gill is Professor of Law and Acting Director, Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales, and Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford
Alexandra Harrington is Lead Counsel for Governance & Intergenerational Justice at the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
Corina Heri is a postdoctoral researcher at the Amsterdam Centre for International Law at the University of Amsterdam
Arancha Hinojal-Oyarbide is a Legal Officer in the Treaty Section at the UN Office of Legal Affairs
Alexandra Ivanovic is a former Australian solicitor and mediator, and the Senior Manager in the Office of the Rector at the United Nations University
Martin Jelsma is the Drugs and Democracy Programme Director at the Transnational Institute Amsterdam
Sam Johnston is a Senior Fellow, Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne,
Ian Johnstone is Dean ad interim and Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
Jan Klabbers is a Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki
Helen Keller is a Judge at the European Court of Human Rights and Professor of Public Law, European and Public International Law at the University of Zurich.
Barry Kellman is Professor of Law at the DePaul College of Law, DePaul University
Philippe Kirsch is a former Judge and first President of the International Criminal Court
Pierre Klein is a Professor of international law, Centre of International Law, Université libre de Bruxelles
Tommy Koh is Ambassador-At-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore and Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore
Edward Kwakwa is Senior Director, Department for Traditional Knowledge and Global Challenges at the World Intellectual Property Organization
David M. Malone is Rector of the United Nations University and UN Under-Secretary-General
Tanja Masson-Zwaan is Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden University
Stephen Mathias is Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs at the UN Office of Legal Affairs
Makane Moïse Mbengue is Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva Law School
Christel Mobech is a Human Rights Officer with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and a former Associate Legal Officer in the Treaty Section at the UN Office of Legal Affairs
Corinne Montineri is a Legal Officer, International Trade Law Division at the UN Commission on International Trade Law
A. Rohan Perera is the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations
George P. Politakis is the Legal Adviser of the International Labour Office
Daniël Prins is Chief of the Conventional Arms Branch at the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs
Bertrand G. Ramcharan is a Former Acting High Commissioner for Human Rights and Under-Secretary-General and Professor at The Graduate Institute, Geneva
Alison See is a Justices' Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Singapore
Shirley Scott is Professor and Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at UNSW Canberra
Tullio Scovazzi is Professor of International Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca
Christian Tams is Professor of International Law, School of Law at the University of Glasgow
Yoshifumi Tanaka is Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen
Allyn Taylor is an Affiliate Professor of Law at the University of Washington
Santiago Villalpando is Chief of the Treaty Section at the UN Office of Legal Affairs
Philippa Webb is Reader (Associate Professor) in Public International Law, The Dickson Poon School of Law at King's College London
Michael Wood is a barrister and Member of the International Law Commission
Jan Wouters is Professor of International Law and International Organizations and Director of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies - Institute for International Law at the University of Leuven
Lionel Yee is a Deputy Attorney-General of Singapore
Salvatore Zappalà is Professor of International Law at the University of Catania 

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