The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Treaties

ISBN : 9780190947842

Simon Chesterman; David M. Malone; Santiago Villalpando
720 ページ
171 x 248 mm
Oxford Handbooks
  • The first comprehensive survey of the impact of the UN in the form as well as the substance of international law
  • Offers a detailed consideration of sectoral and thematic topics from academic experts and leading practitioners
  • Covers most aspects of international law

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.


Part I: Evolution - UN Treaty-Making in Practice and in Theory
1. The UN Charter and Its Evolution
Ian Johnstone
2. Treaty-Making in International Organizations: International Relations Theory
Shirley Scott
3. Treaty-Making at the United Nations: The View from the Secretariat
Stephen Mathias
4. The Role of Treaties in Pursuing the Objectives of the UN Charter
Christian Tams
5. The Place of Treaties in the Codification and Progressive Development of International Law
Giorgio Gaja
6. The Choice of a Treaty: Hard Law vs Soft Law
Alan Boyle
Part II: Practice - Scholarly and Practitioner Accounts of UN Treaty-Making
A. International Peace and Security
7. United Nations Weapons Control Treaties
Barry Kellman
Creating from Chaos: Practitioner Reflections on Multilateral Treaty-making
Daniel Prins
8. Terrorism
Pierre Klein
Terrorism : Practitioner Reflection
Rohan Perera
9. The Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
Tanja Masson-Zwaan & Roberto Cassar
B. Economic and Social Development
10. Environment and Sustainable Development
Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger & Alexandra Harrington
11. The ILO's standard setting: The first one hundred years
George P. Politakis
12. Women
Hilary Charlesworth
13. Drugs and Crime
Martin Jelsma & David Bewley-Taylor
14. Trade and Development
Makane Moïse Mbengue
15. Culture
Tullio Scovazzi
16. The Practice of UN Treaty-making Concerning Science
Sam Johnston
17. Health
Allyn Taylor
Health: Practitioner Comment
Gian Luca Burci
18. Intellectual Property
Edward Kwakwa
C. Human Rights
19. The Human Rights Treaty Body System
Jane Connors
20. The Covenants
Bertrand G. Ramcharan
21. The Committees on Human Rights and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Helen Keller & Corina Heri
22. United Nations Treaty-making: Refugees and Stateless Persons
Guy S Goodwin-Gill
23. International Criminal Law and UN Treaties
Salvatore Zappalà
International Criminal Law: Practitioner Reflection
Hirad Abtahi & Philippe Kirsch
D. International Law
24. Law of Treaties
Malgosia Fitzmaurice
Law of Treaties: Practitioner Reflection
Lionel Yee
25. Law of the Sea
Yoshifumi Tanaka
Negotiating the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Practitioner's Reflection
Tommy Koh
26. Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations and Specialized Agencies
Davinia Aziz & Alison See
27. Diplomatic and Consular Relations
Sanderijn Duquet & Jan Wouters
28. International Commercial Arbitration
Corinne Montineri
29. Responsibility of States and International Organizations
Pierre Bodeau-Livinec
Part III: Technique - Innovation in Treaty-Making at the United Nations
30. The Negotiation of Multilateral Treaties at the United Nations: a negotiator's view
Michael Wood
31. The Participation of Non- State Actors in the Multilateral Treaty Process
Philippa Webb
32. Participation of International Organizations in UN Treaties
Jan Klabbers
33. The role of the United Nations in promoting transparency in the international treaty framework
Jonathon Agar & Christel Mobech
34. The Secretary-General of the United Nations as depositary of multilateral treaties
Arancha Hinojal-Oyarbide


Simon Chesterman is Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law and Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law
David 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).

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