The Law of International Organizations
Formerly: United Nations and World Order
In the 21st century, the United Nations has continued to play an increasingly important role in maintaining world order. This course examines the changing context of the United Nations system, the projected goals of both minimum and optimum world order, trends of decisions and developments, factors affecting successes and failures, future prospects, and policy alternatives. While the United Nations is the major focus, attention will also be given to some of the specialized agencies and organizations within the UN system. In addition to the historical and legal background, questions relating to membership and legal status, privileges and immunities, international dispute resolution, peace and security, sanctions and enforcement, the international nuclear non-proliferation regime, self-determination, human rights, individual criminal responsibility, International Criminal Court, and financial issues and institutions will be explored.
Paper or take-home examination option.