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`In April 1996 the ICJ/UNITAR Colloquium on Increasing the Effectiveness of the Court brought together from all corners of the world judges, legal advisers, practitioners of international law and jurists. It provided an unprecedented opportunity for an in-depth and detailed exchange of views not only on the Court's performance to date, but also on its future role, as well as on possible ways and means of enhancing its operation. There were some fifteen panels, covering subjects ranging from the Court's jurisprudence to its working methods, from assessment of its achievements to evaluation of its ability to handle issues arising from space exploration and the growing concern for the environment. All in all, it was a most comprehensive approach to the subject. This publication, which presents the papers delivered at the Colloquium and the discussions which took place around them, accordingly constitutes instructive reading for all who are concerned with the management and peaceful resolution of disputes. I hope for its widest possible dissemination.'
From the Foreword by Kofi A. Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
A Bibliography
Editor: Stefan Talmon
The bibliography lists the literature and State practice on the question of recognition in international law for the last two hundred years. It contains books and articles, ie. contributions to journals and other collected works such as Festschriften and Encyclopaedias, as well as (published and unpublished) theses, pamphlets, compilations of diplomatic documents and case notes. As many of the monographs on recognition in international law will not be available in all libraries, book reviews have been included in the bibliography in order to enable the user to decide whether it may be advisable to order a certain work by inter-library loan. Its 4,500 entries are arranged systematically according to subject categories in fourteen main sections. Each main section is further subdivided with ever-increasing specificity into sub-sections on codification, codification attempts, general studies, studies of certain recognition questions and studies of specific recognition cases. The bibliography employs a broad meaning of recognition. It is not restricted to the question of status of an authority or entity in international law but encompasses also the question of relations with it. As many of the recognition cases must be considered, and can only be understood, against their historic, political and sometimes even economic background, the bibliography includes not only purely legal treaties but also publications of a primarily historical, political or economic content which incidentally deal with aspects of recognition in international law. This is reflected by the titles of the 730 journals from more than 50 countries in 20 different languages which have been used to compile the bibliography. The bibliography contains both an author and a comprehensive subject index to enable users to locate works of a particular writer or a specific problem.
The Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations forms part of the Hague Academy of International Law, and operates under the authority of its managing board and within the framework of its teaching. The Centre was established to further in-depth research in the area of international law. The topic for 1997 was L'organisation mondiale du commerce/The World Trade Organization.
The contents of this volume include: - Bilan de recherches de la section de langue française du Centre d'Étude et de Recherche de l'Académie, par Dominique CARREAU et Patrick JUILLARD, directeurs d'études, professeurs à la faculté de droit de l'Université de Paris I, anciens directeurs du départment de droit international. - The Present State of Research carried out by the English speaking Section of the Centre for Studies and Research, by Paolo MENGOZZI, Judge at the Court of First Instance of the European Communities, Professor of International and EC Law, Law Faculty, University of Bologna. - Annexe. Liste des participants et sujets traités. - Annex. List of Participants and Subjects Treated.
The State of Qatar, the Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee (AALCC), in cooperation with the Secretariat of the United Nations and Frère Cholmeley (Paris) organised the Conference on International Legal Issues Arising under the United Nations Decade of International Law in Doha, Qatar on 22--25 March 1994.
Around 60 speakers and 200 participants from more than 40 nations freely expressed their views on the progressive development of international law and its codification with a view to States' actions in the future adhering to the principles of international law as enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations.
The subjects dealt with by the Conference had one thing in common: they were all topical issues or, in French, `des questions d'actualité', and will remain thus throughout the United Nations Decade of International Law. The various themes were Environmental Law, the Law of the Sea, the Settlement of Disputes, Humanitarian Law, and the Rio Conference, Post-Rio and the New International Economic Order.
This book which contains the Conference proceedings will be of great interest to lawyers specializing in international law. The book is not only a photograph of some very important issues as they existed and were perceived in 1994, it will also serve as a reference book and a unique tool which will be indispensable to understanding some of the most crucial legal problems with which the world community is faced today.
Now in its sixth year, the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law has become a much sought-after forum for essays in international law related to the UN. These essays again cover a variety of topics: from opening the International Court of Justice to Third States to the Security Council's authorization of enforcement action by Regional Organisations, from Financial Mechanisms in Environmental Agreements to questions of impunity under international human rights law and the prosecution of human rights offenders. The new volume also contains essays e.g. on the UNESCO Convention on Underwater Cultural Heritage, ITLOS and its first six years, and the International Criminal Court. The status of the Taliban under International Law and current questions of submarine warfare are also subject of analysis.
This book is has become a must for any academic or practitioner involved in international law and questions concerning the UN.

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Now in its fifth year, the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law is becoming a much sought-after forum for essays by the most distinguished professors in international law. These essays cover a variety of topics related to the activities of the United Nations: from the role of the Security Council to UN treaties, from environmental issues to humanitarian law. The Yearbook also contains essays e.g. on the World Bank, the IAEA, and the WTO. Volume 5 focuses in particular on the international dispute settlement system with articles on the activities of international courts and tribunals as well as the contributions to settlement of disputes by other institutions such as the World Bank Inspection Panel. But there are also tackled subjects as the future of peace-keeping, the UN Transitional Administration in Kosovo and East Timor, as well as human rights and their implementation.
This book is a must-have for any academic involved in international law.

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The Secretary-General and the UN Financial Crisis of the Late 1980s
Editor: Hanqin Xue
The International Court of Justice, principal judicial organ of the United Nations, plays an important and unique role in the peaceful settlement of international disputes. As a third-party mechanism, it is a highly technical and well-structured institution. Through its continuous and consistent jurisprudence, it provides legal certainty, stability and predictability to the interpretation and application of international law.
This special course intends to introduce some general concepts that underlie international adjudication and the basic rules and principles governing the competence and jurisdiction of the Court. Notwithstanding its prominence, the Court does not have a general and unconditional competence in dispute resolution. Its jurisdiction is based on the consent of the States, both in general terms as well as in each specific case, which reflects the attributes of the State system. Jurisdiction is a substantive matter. The Court’s decision on the question of jurisdiction is no less important than on the merits.
Issued annually since 1946/47, the Yearbook is the principal reference work of the United Nations, providing a comprehensive, one-volume account of the Organization's work. It includes details of United Nations activities concerning trade, industrial development, natural resources, food, science and technology, social development, polulation, environment, human settlement, children and legal questions, along with information on the work of each specialized agency in the United Nations family.