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Rules of Procedure at the UN and at Inter-Governmental Conferences

Rules of Procedure at the UN and at Inter-Governmental Conferences

3rd Edition

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  • Date Published: December 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316624852

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  • This third edition is a comprehensive manual of the rules of procedure and conduct of business at the UN General Assembly, at international conferences and at assemblies of inter-governmental organisations such as the World Health Organization. It examines the legal basis of these rules, the history of their development and the attempts at their codification. At the heart of the book is an examination of the practical applications of rules of procedure. Procedural rulings, updated to October 2016, are quoted from the records of UN General Assembly meetings, from assemblies of international organisations and from treaty-making conferences. This book is of interest to those involved in international law, international relations and international organisations. It also serves as an indispensable practical guide for delegates to the UN General Assembly and to international inter-governmental conferences. The first edition of this book was awarded the American Society of International Law 'Special Award'.

    • Presents a fully updated third edition to a previously award-winning book
    • Examines the history and development of procedure, encouraging scholars to better understand the rules around meetings and conferences
    • Includes rulings quoted from records of UN General Assembly meetings, as well as assemblies of international organisations and treaty-making conferences
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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316624852
    • length: 518 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 150 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.74kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Historical development of rules of procedure of conferences and attempts to establish model rules
    2. Adoption of rules of procedure
    3. Rules of procedure and international law
    4. Invitations, participation and credentials
    5. Presiding officer and other officers of the conference
    6. Meetings
    7. Statements by delegations
    8. Submission of proposals
    9. Adjournment and closure of debate
    10. Amendments
    11. Withdrawal and reconsideration of motions and proposals
    12. Procedural motions and points of order
    13. Priorities between different proposals
    14. Decision taking and method of voting
    15. Majority required
    16. Consensus
    17. Separate votes
    18. Conduct of voting – interruption of voting and correction of vote
    19. Languages, records and documents
    20. Committees
    21. Suspension and amendment of rules of procedure.

  • Author

    Robbie Sabel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Robbie Sabel is Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague. He is a former Counselor for Political Affairs at the Israel Embassy, Washington, and later served as the Legal Adviser to the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Director General for Arms Control and Disarmament of the Ministry.

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