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Will the Un Hope Survive

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With the re-election of President Bush for a second term in the United States, the future of the United Nations has become acutely relevant. It is not just will the UN Survive, but will the hope invested in the United Nations survive? This chapter discusses the institutional context of the UN, both historically and globally. At the level of principle and ideal, the normative function, the UN has been good. Failure stems from its weak tools for enforcement. The War Crimes Tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and now the International Criminal Court (ICC), are a historic breakthrough, giving some baby teeth to international law. What is most encouraging is the way that development and security are brought together, a unifying objective for the UN, indeed for the whole UN system.

Keywords: international criminal court (ICC); international law; United States; war crimes tribunals



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