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Prof. Burns H. Weston

International Claims: Their Settlement by Lump Sum Agreements, 1975-1995 (1999)
Extending the scholarship and analysis of their acclaimed 1975 work, Weston and Lillich (with the addition of David Bederman to their team) bring the log of international claims up to 1995. This volume provides authoritative translations and annotations of lump sum agreements concluded between 1975 and 1995 (as well as hitherto unavailable agreements concluded before 1975).

The Future of International Human Rights (1999)
The writings in this book offer a searching analysis of what the Universal Declaration has and has not achieved, why it remains so vitally present at the heart of international law, and most important what meaningful steps can be taken to secure its stature as a formidable deterrent to greed, brutality, and the abuse of power.

International Environmental Law and World Order: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook (2d ed. 1999)
While both the "environmental" and "international" dimension of law school inquiry continue to flourish, a distinct offering in International Environmental Law has become a popular offering in the curriculum. Until the first publication of this cousebook in 1994, there was a virtual vacuum in published material designed to survey comprehensively in a classroom setting the range of issues intersecting the global environment and international law.

International Law & World Order: Basic Documents (Vols. 1-5) (1994 - )
These are the most comprehensive volumes of international law and world order documents available anywhere. They are easily accessible, wide-ranging, and up-to-date. Anyone involved with research or work in this area will find these materials indispensable and make them a permanent part of their international law library.

International Law and World Order: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook (3d ed. 1997)
The aim of this coursebook is to introduce the field of international law to both liberal arts students and law students to explore how the international legal system as presently constituted is both able and unable to cope with modern crises.

Preferred Futures for the United Nations (1995)
Preferred Futures for the United Nations focuses on five interactive problems: militarism and war, poverty and maldevelopment, ecological imbalance, social justice, and alienation. The authors believe that there has been a fundamental shift in the value system of society in the last decades of the 20th century. Thus, they focus on how the UN and its norms, institutions, and procedures might be reformed and/or transformed to effectively meet the new challenges of the next century.

Human Rights in the World Community: Issues and Action (2d ed. 1992)
The best analytic work of leading scholars and activities in the field of international human rights is presented in this expanded and extensively revised second edition. The volume is specifically designed for educational use by international relations, law, and political and social science classes.

Alternative Security: Living Without Nuclear Deterrence (1990)
Alternative Security offers the thinking person a place to begin to kick the "nuclear habit." Even as it accepts the premise that war is endemic to the human condition, it provides reassurance that an other-than-nuclear deterrence policy can work effectively to safeguard national and transnational interests. These eight original essays, accompanied by a contextual introduction and a selected bibliography, constitute an interdisciplinary approach to solving the problems of deterrence.


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