Kelsen’s anatomization of United Nation

In order to analyse the working of the UN and point out its limitations, in 1950, Kelsen Published ‘The Law of United Nations’ in this book he analysed the different aspects of the functioning of the organs of the United Nations with a juristic approach. Kelsen applied positive jurisprudence of law while writing this book when he affirms that the book deals with the Law of the Organisation as it is and not with its desired role in International Law.
The book has thoroughly revised the entire working model of the UN on the premise of the UN Charter, according to its making and the ideas expressed in it. However, not all of those ideas hold water today as these bodies have defined their roles over the decades.

Can International Justice Create Peace? Reflections on Kelsen’s Thoughts on International Law and the Judiciary

I. Hans Kelsen, an Austrian jurist born into a family of Jewish faith, never wanted to become a legal academic. He rather wanted to become a physicist, mathematician or philosopher. But his decision to enter the legal profession was driven by practicability.[1] And yet: his eventual decision in favour of the law bestowed upon himContinue reading “Can International Justice Create Peace? Reflections on Kelsen’s Thoughts on International Law and the Judiciary”

Blog Series: Understanding Israel – Palestine Conflict and its Human Rights Implications

What is the Israel – Palestine Conflict? One of the most controversial and politically divided topics around the world is the Israel-Palestine conflict. Israel and Palestine have almost been in a century old conflict, fighting over the holy land of Jerusalem claiming it to be sacred to one group over the other. Therefore, it becomesContinue reading “Blog Series: Understanding Israel – Palestine Conflict and its Human Rights Implications”