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Part 1 Introduction

Dame Rosalyn Higgins DBE, QC, Philippa Webb, Dapo Akande, Sandesh Sivakumaran, James Sloan

From: Oppenheim's International Law: United Nations

Rosalyn Higgins, Philippa Webb, Dapo Akande, Sandesh Sivakumaran, James Sloan

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 November 2021

Subject(s):
UN Charter

This introductory chapter first sets out the book’s purpose, namely to provide a comprehensive study of the legal practice of the UN. It provides assistance and guidance to those whose work requires them to understand the complex structures of the UN, the multitudinous legal issues that arise daily, and the practice to date. The chapter sets out the formal structures of the UN as they have developed over the years, the historical background, including the League of Nations, and the legal instruments involved in its creation.

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