United Nations Reform and the New Collective Security

Title

United Nations Reform and the New Collective Security

Description

In 2004, the Report of the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change emphasised the linkages between economic development, security and human rights, and the imperative in the twenty-first century of collective action and cooperation between States. In a world deeply divided by differences of power, wealth, culture and ideology, central questions today in international law and organisation are whether reaffirmation of the concept of collective security and a workable consensus on the means of its realisation are possible. In addressing these questions, this book considers the three key documents in the recent UN reform process: the High-Level Panel report, the Secretary-General's In Larger Freedom report and the 2005 World Summit Outcome document. The chapters examine the responsibilities, commitments, strategies and institutions necessary for collective security to function both in practice and as a normative ideal in international law and relations between state and non-state actors alike.

ISBN

9780521515436

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Keywords

United Nations, economic development, human rights, collective security

Disciplines

International Law

Comments

This publication is published in the series European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation.

United Nations Reform and the New Collective Security

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