Book: Charter of the United Nations

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Charter of the United Nations: Together with Scholarly Commentaries and Essential Historical Documents

Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science, and Joseph Lampert, assistant professor of political science in the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University

(Yale University Press)

This volume contains the full text of the United Nations Charter and the Statute of the International Court of Justice, as well as related historical documents. They are accompanied by 10 original essays on the charter and its legacy by distinguished scholars and former high-level U.N. officials. The commentaries illuminate the early and ongoing roles of the United Nations in responding to international crises, debates about the U.N.’s architecture and its reform, and its role in global governance, climate change, peacekeeping, and development.

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