Preventive Diplomacy at the UN
By (author) Bertrand G. Ramcharan
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Preventive Diplomacy at the UN by Bertrand G. Ramcharan
Book DescriptionThe concept of preventive diplomacy has captivated the United Nations since it was first articulated by Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold a half-century ago. Successive generations of diplomats and statesmen have invested in the idea that diplomatic efforts might be able to head off international conflicts and disasters. Dramatic successes, such as the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, contrast with dramatic failures, such as the inability of UN efforts to halt the invasion of Iraq in 2003. In this careful study, distinguished former UN civil servant Bertrand G. Ramcharan traces the history of the practice of preventive diplomacy by UN Secretaries-General, the Security Council, and other UN organizations, and assesses the record of preventive diplomacy and examines its prospects in an age of genocide and terrorism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253219831
(5983mm x 3971mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bertrand G. Ramcharan
Preventive Human Rights Strategies, Paperback (February 2010)
Identifies the need for preventive human rights strategies, maps what exists by way of such strategies, and offers policy options to deal with the world of the future.
Guyana Court of Appeal, Hardback (February 2001)» View all books by Bertrand G. Ramcharan
This text is one of the few studies of how the rule of law has fared in a developing country since it achieved independence. It reveals how the travails of the rule of law are related, intertwined with the problems of nation building in a multi-racial country.
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Author Biography - Bertrand G. Ramcharan
Bertrand G. Ramcharan is Professor of International Human Rights Law at the Geneva Graduate Institute of International Studies and Chancellor of the University of Guyana. He was a member of the UN Secretariat for 32 years and served as Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights. He is the author or editor of more than 25 books on international law, human rights, and the United Nations.
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