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Fulfilling the Sacred Trust – The UN Campaign for International Accountability for Dependent Territories in the Era of Decolonization - Cornell Scholarship Online
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Fulfilling the Sacred Trust: The UN Campaign for International Accountability for Dependent Territories in the Era of Decolonization

Mary Ann Heiss

Abstract

This book explores the implementation of international accountability for dependent territories under the United Nations during the early Cold War era. Although the Western nations that drafted the UN Charter saw the organization as a means of maintaining the international status quo they controlled, newly independent nations saw the UN as an instrument of decolonization and an agent of change disrupting global political norms. The book documents the unprecedented process through which these new nations came to wrest control of the United Nations from the World War II victors that founded it, ... More

Keywords: international accountability, dependent territories, United Nations, Cold War era, global reform, global human rights, decolonization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501752704
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501752704.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Ann Heiss, author
Kent State University