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Global Values and the Institutions of the United Nations

Otto Spijkers EMAIL logo
From the journal ICL Journal


A constitution defines the values of a particular community, and establishes institutions to realize these values. In defence of the argument that the United Nations Charter is the world’s constitution, I will try to show that it contains the shared values and norms of the international community, and that the UN’s organs are tasked with the promotion and protection of the shared values and norms as defined in the UN Charter. The focus is on the values of human dignity and peace and security.

Published Online: 2017-7-26
Published in Print: 2017-7-26

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