Developing a UN human security framework

McClean, Emma (2008) Developing a UN human security framework. In: Annual Conference of the Academic Council for the United Nations System, 05 - 07 Jun 2008, Bonn, Germany. (Unpublished)

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Human security has been propelled onto the international stage in recent times, having been championed by the United Nations (UN) and other international and regional organisations and institutions of various hues as a viable policy agenda by which to address the incidents of human insecurity which ‘dominate today's headlines’. Academics, hailing from diverse disciplines have also joined in the cacophony of voices clamouring around human security. Yet, while commentary on human security has burgeoned in other disciplines, human security has failed to ignite the minds of international legal scholars. The resounding silence of international law on human security is particularly curious in light of the potential impact of human security on fundamental precepts of international law such as the notion of sovereignty and indeed, on the other side of the coin, the contribution of human security to the development of international law. As such the emergence of human security onto the international stage brings into sharp relief a number of fundamental questions as to the role of international law and the role of the UN in the international landscape. This paper is a study of the place of human security in international law and the role of the UN in the quest for human security.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: United Nations, Human Security
Subjects: University of Westminster > Westminster Law School
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2009 15:07
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2009 15:07

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