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New Foundations: The United Nations Charter and the Bases of the Law After 1945

Ian Brownlie

in International Law and the Use of Force by States

Published in print March 1963 | ISBN: 9780198251583
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681332 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198251583.003.0006
New Foundations: The United Nations Charter and the Bases of the Law After 1945

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This chapter explores the bases of the law in the period since the Second World War. Some possible sources of weakness in the legal régime based on the Kellogg—Briand Pact and the United Nations Charter are noted. There are other legal instruments considered in relation to the use of force in the period since 1945. The five principles of Peaceful Co-Existence or Panch Shila are given. In any evaluation of the legal developments after 1945, the increasing universality and effect of the obligations of the United Nations Charter must be emphasized. There are two relatively minor characteristics of the period since 1945 that may be noticed briefly.

Keywords: Second World War; law; United Nations Charter; Panch Shila; universality

Chapter.  8742 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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