4 Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 277 (1997)
In this article, Professor Jost Delbruck maintains that the United Nations
(U.N) has evolved beyond its original conception as merely an international
organization designed to facilitate cooperation between its various Member
States. As evidence of this transformation, Delbruck offers examples of UN.
practice and its impact. In particular, UN. regulation concerning global
commons and human rights has encouraged globalization by confirming
limitations on States' rights and sovereignty. Further, the UN. practice of
involving non-governmental organizations has helped to expand (or globalize)
the recognized subjects of international law.
According to Delbriuck, the UN. has become a global actor with a
meaningful role to play in the process of globalization. It should serve as a
forum for the determination of international public interest, promote the
participation of nonstate actors, and work to expand and reshape the
international legal framework. In this way, the UN. will live up to its new role
and provide for the emergence of a new global community.
"The Role of the United Nations in Dealing with Global Problems,"
Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies:
2, Article 3.
Available at: http://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/ijgls/vol4/iss2/3