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The Concept of ‘International Community’ in International Law and the Developing Countries

Pemmaraju Sreenivasa Rao

in From Bilateralism to Community Interest

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199588817
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725272 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588817.003.0023
The Concept of ‘International Community’ in International Law and the Developing Countries

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With the establishment of the United Nations (UN) in 1945 a new reality for the international community came into being that had never existed before. It eradicated colonialism and brought a large number of newly independent States to join the UN as members with the result that the membership of the UN, established in 1945 with fifty-one original members, now stands at 192. It is to the credit of the developing countries that the concept of the international community has acquired the significance it has today. Given their diversity and commitment to the international process, they brought the necessary universality to UN membership and common purpose not only to the UN, which is the single most universal organization of its kind, but also to the growing number of international institutions.

Keywords: international law; international community; developing countries; colonialism; United Nations

Chapter.  6973 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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