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The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City, with its other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna, and The Hague.

The UN has six principal organs: the General Assembly; the Security Council; the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); the Trusteeship Council; the International Court of Justice; and the UN Secretariat. The UN System includes a multitude of specialized agencies, funds and programmes such as the World Bank Group, the World Health Organization, the World Food Programme, UNESCO, and UNICEF. Additionally, non-governmental organizations may be granted consultative status with ECOSOC and other agencies to participate in the UN's work.

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The United Nations and the Question of Palestine

The Palestine problem became an international issue towards the end of the First World War with the disintegration of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Palestine was among the several former Ottoman Arab territories which were placed under the administration of Great Britain under the Mandates System adopted by the League of Nations pursuant to the League`s Covenant (Article 22) . All but one of these Mandated Territories became fully independent States, as anticipated. The exception was Palestine where, instead of being limited to "the rendering of administrative assistance and advice" the Mandate had as a primary objective the implementation of the "Balfour Declaration" issued by the British Government in 1917, expressing support for "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people". Since the 1990`s violence in the region spread again. The assassination of Prime-Minister Rabin and the tensions in the occupied territories did keep the Question of Palestine on the international agenda. In this collection of documents a complete overview of the United Nations efforts to establish a peaceful situation in the region is being published.

In the first 16 volumes annual developments from 1946-2000 are being provided. From 2000 onward separate volumes containing documents and background-information are being published frequently.

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Volume numbers/Title Year of publication
Volume 1 1946-1950 2006
Volume 2 1951-1966 2009
Volume 3 1967-1969 2009
Volume 4 1970–1973 2009
Volume 5 1974-1976 2010
Volume 6 1977-1979 2010
Volume 7 1980-1981 2010
Volume 8 1983-1984 2012
Volume 9 1985-1986 2012
Volume 10 1987-1989 2012
Volume 11 1990-1992 2012
Volume 12 1993-1995 2012
Volume 13 1996-1998 2012
Volume 14 1999-2001 2012
Volume 15 2002-2004 2012
Volume 16 2005-2006 2013
Volume 17 2007 2014
Volume 18 2008 2014
Volume 19 2009 2014
Volume 20 2010 2015
Volume 21 2011 2015
Volume 22 2012 2017
Volume 23 2013/1 2017
Volume 24 2013/2 2017
Volume 25 2013/3 2017
Volume 26 2014 2018
Volume 27 2014 2018
Volume 28 2014 2018
Volume 29 2014 2018
Volume 30 2014 2018
Volume 31 2014 2018
Volume 32 2015/1 2020
Volume 33 2015/2 2020
Volume 34 2015/3 2020
Volume 35 2015/4 2020
Volume 36 2015/5 2020
Volume 37 2015/6 2020

The United Nations and the fight against terrorism

In this collection a complete overview of the UN-activities on the fight against terrorism is being presented. The work of the General Assembly, the Security Council, Counter Terrorism Committee and many more organs of the UN is illustrated. The collection is divided into three different parts:1. United Nations related documents, agreements, treaties as well as documents of regional nature which affect the UN-activities. Year-by-year overview of UN-activities. An extensive index and bibliography on the matters raised in the collection. This first volume of the documents section presents general documents. It focuses on the UN conventions and some multilateral and regional documents as well as some national related materials. Documents of the more specialised agencies are being presented in the volumes 2 and further. The UN and the fight against Terrorism series is aiming to be the most complete overview of the work of the United Nations in their battle against Terrorism.

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The United Nations and the protection of the Rights of Women Series

The United Nations Women’s Rights Collection has been created to research and support the United Nation’s global quest for Women’s Rights standards. With the publication the editors aim to bring Women’s Rights to the attention of the legal society to improve the understanding of the status of women in the world. It provides a complete legal overview of the progress made in the area of Women’s Rights and is a very handy tool for comparative research in its area.

The collection is so extensive, that it covers all important Women’s Rights documents from the UN, Committees, special Reports, Conferences and materials, Conventions, Implementations Status, resolutions and even world surveys. The series is published annually and starting off with the UN women’s rights activities from 1945. Every year new volumes are published, making it possible for the legal community to be up to date with the latest developments in the area of Women’s Rights.

This unique series should be represented in every legal collection! 

 

This Collection has 3 different parts:

1. The General overview of the work of the United Nations

2. Special Editions

3. Country specials

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Human Rights Council Collection

The Human Rights Council Series provides an interesting overview of the work of the Human Rights Council in the past years and aims to be a resource for human rights advocates worldwide.

The UN’s Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body that includes the cooperation of 47 UN Member States that are responsible for global protection and promotion of human rights. Created in 2006 (Resolution GA/60/251), the main purpose of the Council is to address human rights violations. With the ‘Universal Periodic Review’ an assessment is made every four years on the human rights situation in the 192 Member States. The new Advisory Committee of the Council is a think tank, providing expertise on thematic issues and the Complaints Procedure. The Human Rights Council Collection provides the reader in the first volume with selected basic documents, including information on the background of the Council, resolutions, annual reports and Rules of Procedure. The second and following volumes of this collection contain the first session and following sessions of the Council. Each session includes reports, resolutions, decisions and government correspondence for that particular session. 

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Volume Number Year of publication
1#1 Selected Basic Documents and Background Materials Part 1 2009
1#2 Selected Basic Documents and Background Materials Part 2 2009
II First Session of the Human Rights Council 2006-1 Part 1 2009
III Second Session of the Human Rights Council 2006 Part 2 2009
IV Third Session of the Human Rights Council 2006 Part 3 2009
V#1 Fourth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2009
V#2 Fourth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2009
V#3 Fourth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 3 2009
V#4 Fourth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 4 2009
VI#1 Fifth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2013
VI#2 Fifth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2013
VII#1 Sixth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2014
VII#2 Sixth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2014
VIII#1 Seventh Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2014
IX#1 Eighth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2018
IX#2 Eighth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2018
IX#3 Eighth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 3 2018
IX#4 Eighth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 4 2018
X#1 Ninth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2018
X#2 Ninth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2018
XI#1 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2019
XI#2 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2019
XI#3 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 3 2019
XI#4 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 4 2019
XI#5 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 5 2019
XI#6 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 6 2019
XI#7 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 7 2019
XI#8 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 8 2019
XI#9 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 9 2019
XI#10 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 10 2019
XI#11 Tenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 11 2019
XII#1 Eleventh Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2019
XII#2 Eleventh Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2019
XII#3 Eleventh Session of the Human Rights Council Part 3 2019
XII#4 Eleventh Session of the Human Rights Council Part 4 2019
XII#5 Eleventh Session of the Human Rights Council Part 5 2019
XII#6 Eleventh Session of the Human Rights Council Part 6 2019
XII#7 Eleventh Session of the Human Rights Council Part 7 2019
XII#8 Eleventh Session of the Human Rights Council Part 8 2019
XIII#1 Twelfth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2019
XIII#2 Twelfth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2019
XIII#3 Twelfth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 3 2019
XIII#4 Twelfth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 4 2019
XIII#5 Twelfth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 5 2019
XIV#1 Thirteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2019
XIV#2 Thirteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2019
XIV#3 Thirteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 3 2019
XIV#4 Thirteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 4 2019
XIV#5 Thirteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 5 2019
XV#1 Fourteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 1 2020
XV#2 Fourteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 2 2020
XV#3 Fourteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 3 2020
XV#4 Fourteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 4 2020
XV#5 Fourteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 5 2020
XV#6 Fourteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 6 2020
XV#7 Fourteenth Session of the Human Rights Council Part 7 2020

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

This series’ volumes include an extensive selection of legal documents produced by various human rights instruments, such as: declarations, principles, guidelines, standard rules and recommendations, covenants, statutes, protocols and conventions, thus providing a complete overview of the work of the OHCHR. The collection is divided into several different volumes, providing wide-ranging insights in the work of the OHCHR, thus offering a valuable legal tool for academic collections.

 

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. The OHCHR has a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights. It is mandated to promote and protect the enjoyment and full realization, by all people, of all rights established in the Charter of the United Nations and in international human rights laws and treaties. The OHCHR is guided in its work by the mandate provided by the General Assembly in resolution 48/141, the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent human rights instruments, the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights, and the 2005 World Summit Outcome Document. The mandate includes preventing human rights violations, securing respect for all human rights, promoting international cooperation to protect human rights, coordinating related activities throughout the United Nations, and strengthening and streamlining the United Nations system in the field of human rights. In addition to its mandated responsibilities, the Office leads efforts to integrate a human rights approach within all work carried out by United Nations agencies. As the principal United Nations office mandated to promote and protect human rights for all, the OHCHR leads global human rights efforts and speaks out objectively in the face of human rights violations worldwide. The OHCHR provides a forum for identifying, highlighting and developing responses to today's human rights challenges, and acts as the principal focal point of human rights research, education, public information, and advocacy activities in the United Nations system.

Since Governments have the primary responsibility to protect human rights, the High Commissioner for Human Rights provides assistance to Governments, such as expertise and technical trainings in the areas of administration of justice, legislative reform, and electoral process, to help implement international human rights standards on the ground. Since the establishment of the United Nations in 1945, promoting and encouraging respect for human rights for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion, as stipulated in the United Nations Charter, has been one of the fundamental goals of the organization. The OHCHR is tasked with mainstreaming human rights within the United Nations, which means injecting a human rights perspective into all United Nations programmes.

In the Preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it is stated that:

“(…) recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world” And Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” These clauses show that human rights are basic and essential rights that all human beings have, simply because they are human.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its core values, including non-discrimination, equality, fairness and universality, apply to everyone, everywhere and always. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms the inherent human dignity and worth of every person in the world, without distinction of any kind. However, one must keep in mind that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, although having considerable political force, is a non-binding declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. Therefore, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has provided the basis for subsequent international human rights instruments that form binding international human rights law in the International Bill of Rights. The International Bill of Rights consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its Optional Protocols and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Overlapping with the International Bill of Rights, there are nine core international human rights treaties. Each of these treaties has established a committee of experts to monitor implementation of the treaty provisions by its States parties. Some of the treaties are supplemented by optional protocols dealing with specific concerns. In addition to the International Bill of Rights and the core human rights treaties, there are many other universal instruments relating to human rights.

 

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Volume Number
1.1 Selected Basic Documents and Background Materials
1.2 Selected Basic Documents and Background Materials
1.3 Selected Basic Documents and Background Materials
2.1 Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing as a Component of the Right to an Adequate Standard of Living, and on the Right to Non-Discrimination in this Context Part 1
2.2 Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing as a Component of the Right to an Adequate Standard of Living, and on the Right to Non-Discrimination in this Context Part 2

ARMS CONTROL

Monika Stachonova (ed.)

Pages: 374 pages
Shipping Weight: 450 gram
Published: 02-2014
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789462400924

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The United Nations were founded inter alia with the idea of maintaininginternational peace and security in 1945. One of their main tasks duringthe past decades has become the fight against terrorism and disarmamentwhile human rights are highly emphasised. Terrorism poses a real andserious threat to the security and safety of innocent citizens who arehardly able to protect themselves. Therefore countering this scourge bysystematic and worldwide protection is in the interest of all mankind.Documents show how the United Nations and its Member States faceinternational terrorism. Fourteen instruments and four amendments havebeen released in order to protect human security and peaceful coexistence of all nations. Emphasis has been laid also on raising Member States awareness of terrorist threats by coordinating their counter-terrorism efforts and creating a common legal framework, especially through the General Assembly. The Security Council takes also part of the responsibility in the fight against terrorism by releasing and spreading resolutions. Moreover, the establishment of several subsidiary bodies with focus on that particular issue as well as various other programmes, offices and agencies of the United Nations system assist Member States in specific anti-terrorism activities.

 

S. Fennell, C. Tofan (eds.)
Pages: 406 pages
Shipping Weight: 650 gram
Published: 01-2011
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789056440398

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The arms control collection provides the reader with international regulatory instruments on arms and weapons control. Volumes include both historical and modern conventions that are related to arms and weapons control.

S. Fennell, C. Tofan (eds.)
Pages: 303 pages
Shipping Weight: 450 gram
Published: 01-2011
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789056440404

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The arms control collection provides the reader with international regulatory instruments on arms and weapons control. Volumes include both historical and modern conventions that are related to arms and weapons control.

Zwaan, Karin
Pages: 150 pages
Shipping Weight: 400 gram
Published: 07-2005
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058501295

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There is a large variety of avenues for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) under the common European asylum system to perform its role as a guardian of the 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (Refugee Convention).The possibility that Community rules and judgments of the Court of Justice in the area of European Community refugee law will produce fascinating effects on the actual implementation of the Refugee Convention both inside and outside the European Union, will stimulate UNHCR to explore and use these avenues as part of its task ofsupervising the Refugee Convention.

The central theme of this book is to consider the evolution of asylum law in the European Community and the role UNHCR has played, plays and could play in this evolution. The European Community has now reached the end of the so-called first phase of a common European asylum system. That is the time to examine the present practice and role of UNHCR in order to determine the possibilities for UNCHR within this system for the years to come.

Claudia Tofan (ed.)
Pages: pages
Shipping Weight: 2500 gram
Published: 12-2009
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058870094

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Delimitation of the continental shelf and exclusive economic zones in the northern part of the western basin of the Black Sea was the subject of a long process of negotiations, conducted during 1967-1987, between Romania and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, but the two sides never reached an agreement. After the disintegration of the USSR, this issue has been addressed in relation to the Ukrainianparty. On 2 June 1997 was signed, in Constanta, the Treaty on goodneighborly relations and cooperation between Romania and Ukraine (Primary Political Treaty). Also on this occasion, was signed the Treaty attached to the Primary Political Treaty, concluded by exchange of letters between the foreign affairs ministers of both countries. This last document contains provisions concerning the obligation of parties tobegin negotiations in order to conclude a Treaty concerning the state border and of an Agreement on delimitation of continental shelf and exclusive economic zones of Romania and Ukraine in the Black Sea.However, the attached agreement contains a set of principles according to which the two sides agreed to carry out the demarcation. At the same time, the above-mentioned document included a clause that provides for the possibility of a compromise for any party to unilaterally inform the International Court of Justice in The Hague for settlement of maritime delimitation space.The use of the ICJ jurisdiction presents the advantage to guarantee the delivery of an equitable solution which is fully consistent with the international law.

The International Court of Justice, the primary judicial organ of the United Nations, possesses a special expertise regarding the delimitation of maritime spaces. The competence of the Court Members, their integrity beyond doubt, and the IJC special expertise in resolving such disputes are genuine safeguards in this respect. Proceedings before the Court, that aim the solving of the delimitation of continental shelf and exclusive economic zones of Romania and Ukraine in the Black Sea, are in the phase of the deliberations, which began immediately after completion, on 19 September 2008, of the oral phase of the proceedings . Subsequent to the deliberation of the Court there will be the delivery of the judgment, which will have decisive character, binding and enforceable for the parties. According to the practice until now of the IJC, the delivery of a judgment, in a case submitted to settlement, is carried out within a period of 3 to 6 months after the completion of the oral arguments, depending on the complexity of the case.

The World Court case of Romania v. Ukraine part 1 ISBN 978-90-5887-009-4
The World Court case of Romania v. Ukraine part 2 ISBN 978-90-5887-009-4
The World Court case of Romania v. Ukraine part 3 ISBN 978-90-5887-009-4
The World Court case of Romania v. Ukraine part 4 ISBN 978-90-5887-009-4

Peacekeeping regimes
Andres B. Munoz Mosquera
Pages: 66 pages
Shipping Weight: 350 gram
Published: 10-2011
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058506733

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This text examines the question whether peacekeeping operations establish peacekeeping regimes in the territories in which they deploy, how they have affected the international community deplete traditional understanding of involvement in domestic affairs and consent of the receiving States, and whether we have to take into consideration a new development in political science related to the democratization processes. This is an analysis of UN peacekeeping operations and their impact on global politics. Peacekeeping operations create certain arrangements intended to

modify actors’ behavior, with an ultimate goal of solving the conflict, and is a temporary regime! In the 1990s there were peacekeeping operations that looked like the obsolete UN Charter trusteeships system but on the other hand “violated” the once sacrosanct principle or Article 2(7) of the UN Charter of refraining from intervening in the internal affairs of states. The principle that required the consent of the receiving state for the deployment of UN peacekeeping forces on its territory lost importance in favor of the need to promote human rights and democracy.

The UN peacekeeping operation in Namibia, and those in Cambodia, Kosovo and East Timor brought a new dimension to the creation of democracy. This to the point of wondering if we are not being witnesses to the fourth wave of democratization. This text further develops this hypothesis and recognizes that although it is too soon to qualify this phenomenon as a new wave of democratization or a simple way of democratization, we should not refrain. Collecting the characteristics observed in the case studies to use them to craft those of the proto-paradigm for candidate members of what might be the fourth wave of democratization.

 

 

Petra Zvržina
Pages: 760 pages
Shipping Weight: 1000 gram
Published: 06-2017
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789462403963

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The core objective of the United Nations is to strive towards peace and security in international community. Recent flows of refugees to Europe have led to wonder how the international community could help both people facing abuses of their fundamental rights, and also European countries to which they are immigrating. However, since 1945, the use of force has been prohibited with no mention of interventions for humanitarian purposes. The question remains, when unauthorised humanitarian intervention as a last resort measure can be justified in a world of jus cogens prohibition of the use of force.

 

In public international law, new rules of customary law emerge through sufficient State practice and opinio juris, therefore it might turn out that humanitarian interventions will be justified under customary international law. Always when concerned with the protection of human rights, specific criteria shall be drawn in order to prevent abuses. The present book is a master thesis, which is going to answer the question of justifiability of the use of force for humanitarian purposes without the United Nations Security Council approval, drawn from Iraq and Kosovo cases, and evolving customary international law.

 

“If humanitarian intervention is indeed an unacceptable assault on sovereignty, how should we respond to a Rwanda, to a Srebrenica – to gross and systematic violations of human rights that offend every precept of our common humanity?” (Kofi Annan, Millennium Report of Secretary-General of the United Nations, 2000)

Strafrechtsmacht over militaire in het buitenland
Joop Voetelink
Pages: 400 pages
Shipping Weight: 450 gram
Published: 09-2012
Publisher: WLP
Language: NL
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058508638

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Nederland draagt al decennia bij aan crisismanagementoperaties van de VN en andere organisaties en heeft door de economische crisis een toenemend belang bij internationale militaire samenwerking. Hierdoor zijn tegenwoordig het hele jaar door Nederlandse militairen aanwezig op buitenlands grondgebied. De regering heeft herhaaldelijk de behoefte benadrukt aan duidelijke regels over de juridische positie van deze troepen in het buitenland. Het belangrijkste element van dit soort regels vormt de rechtsmacht om militairen te kunnen berechten indien zij in het buitenland een strafbaar feit hebben begaan.

Wanneer militairen in het buitenland worden ingezet, is het gebruikelijk dat de juridische positie van de troepen wordt vastgelegd in een statusregeling. Tegenwoordig gebeurt dit vaak in de vorm van een internationale overeenkomst: de zogeheten Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). Het gebruik van deze overeenkomsten heeft het voordeel dat de status van de troepen die buiten de eigen staatsgrenzen worden ingezet, duidelijk vaststaat voor de activiteiten waarvoor de SOFA is opgesteld. De juridische theorie waarop de SOFA is gebaseerd, is vaak een stuk minder helder, zodat in de situatie dat geen statusregeling kan worden opgesteld, de juridische positie van militairen vragen kan oproepen.

Dit boek brengt het internationaalrechtelijk en militair operationeelrechtelijk perspectief bij elkaar om bij te dragen aan de theorievorming over de strafrechtsmacht van troepen in het buitenland. Uitgaande van deze theorie wordt vervolgens voorgesteld om te komen tot een Status of Forces Compendium die, gebaseerd op de praktijk van staten en organisaties, bouwstenen bevat voor het opstellen van specifieke SOFA’s.

A Comparative Study on Selected Legal Safeguards for the Independence and Impartiality of International Civil Servants Serving in the United Nations Secretariat and in the European Commission
Iveta Alexovičová
Pages: 860 pages
Shipping Weight: 850 gram
Published: 07-2012
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058508461

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The present study describes, compares and analyzes selected legal safeguards that are in place in the United Nations Secretariat and in the European Commission in order to guarantee the independence and impartiality of their staff. Despite the fact that the nature, structure and functions of the United Nations and the European Union are generally regarded as dissimilar, both organizations are based on the same concept of international civil service, requiring international civil servants to act independently from Member States’ governments or any other external authority. This concept defines and underlines the overall human resources policies of both the UN and the EU. The present study analyzes specific parts of the UN and EU policies, namely those related to the staff appointment, placement and separation from service. They mark the entire employment cycle of international staff and are of direct relevance to the independence and impartiality of UN and EU staff. The study focuses on recent developments that have taken place in the United Nations Secretariat and the European Commission over the last decade as a result of their  extensive human resources management reforms.



A legal analysis of UNHCR
Marjoleine Zieck
Pages: 403 pages
Shipping Weight: 510 gram
Published: 07-2006
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (hardcover) : 9789058501684

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The UNHCR was established as a non-operational agency but has developed into a highly operational agency with a field presence in more than 100 states. In many instances this presence is based on a cooperation agreement and UNHCR has concluded more than 90 of those agreements. Unlike host state agreements, the cooperation agreements do not merely govern questions concerning the establishment and operation of a representative presence in the territory of states but also address substantive questions which allow UNHCR to operate in the field with tasks well beyond those originally envisaged.

The book considers both aspects of the cooperation agreements in terms of the corresponding fields of law, that is, the law relating to international privileges and immunities and international refugee law respectively. With respect to the first-mentioned field of law, the analysis enables to demonstrate some systemic flaws which, in practice, affect UNHCR`s operations in the field, and with respect to the latter, it allows to infer that the cooperation agreements are part and parcel of the international refugee law regime, indispensable parts in that.

The annexes to the book include the text of UNHCR’s model cooperation agreement and an overview of the cooperation agreements concluded by UNHCR since the time it was created.

Marjoleine Zieck (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) is the author of UNHCR and Voluntary Repatriation of Refugees (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers).