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United Nations Legal Order, 2 vols
United Nations Legal Order, 2 vols
Edited by Oscar Schachter and Christopher C. Joyner
Cambridge University Press, 1995, 1166 pp

These weighty tomes, written by a team of eminent experts in international law, comprehensively survey the impact of the U.N. system on the international legal order. They methodically and in great detail cover issues like general and specialized law-making, human rights, use of force, refugees, and the like. They do not make for light reading and are likely to be a point of reference primarily for international law specialists.