World order based on the rule of law has always been one of mankind’s dreams. The course examines the theory and practice of international law in the UN. It covers legal problems relating to the organisation, functions and powers of the main organs of the UN. The emphasis is on the problem of financing peacekeeping operations, the exercise and the threat of force in international relations. Others include the interpretation and evolution of the UN Charter; the UN’s constitutional problems; the UN’s international status; work of the Sixth Legal Committee of the General Assembly; work of the International Law Commission; cases before the International Court of Justice and the War Crimes Tribunals.