After 60 years - the United Nations and international legal order

Bantz, Vincent P. and Baird, Rachel and Cassimatis, Anthony E. (2006) After 60 years - the United Nations and international legal order. University of Queensland Law Journal, 24 (2). pp. 259-278. ISSN 0083-4041


The United Nations was founded in 1945 upon the determination of the peoples of the world to unite their strength to achieve very noble purposes. The United Nations was not only entrusted with the mission to stabilize or perfect the then-existing international order; it was also
directed to achieve a kind of international cooperation that was deemed to be all-embracing, to mark a departure from the Westphalian order, the passage from a society of juxtaposition to a society of cooperation, a kind of candid international federalism ala Kant. The United Nations was expressly designed under Article 1, Paragraph 4 of the Charter, to be a 'centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends'. Although it was never envisaged that the United Nations was to absorb all international relations, it was certainly to structure them and, if need be, to police them through a system of world security, not only 'collective' security.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Law
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2010 01:03
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2016 01:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: United Nations; international legal order
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220319 Social Philosophy
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160607 International Relations
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180116 International Law (excl. International Trade Law)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9403 International Relations > 940303 International Organisations

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