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As UN Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjöld shaped many of the fundamental principles and practices of international organisations, such as preventive diplomacy, the ethics of international civil service, impartiality and neutrality. He was also at the heart of the constitutional foundations and principles of the UN. This tribute and critical review of Hammarskjöld's values and legacy examines his approach towards international civil service, agency and value-based leadership, investigates his vision of internationalism and explores his achievements and failures as Secretary-General. It draws on specific conflict situations and strategies such as Suez and the Congo for lessons that can benefit contemporary conflict resolution and modern concepts such as human security and R2P. It also reflects on ways in which actors such as international courts, tribunals and the EU can benefit from Hammarskjöld's principles and experiences in the fields of peace and security and international justice.
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Human security and ethics in the spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld: an introduction / Carsten Stahn and Henning Melber Dag Hammarskjöld and the twenty-first century / Kofi Annan A beacon of hope: Dag Hammarskjöld and the United Nations / Brian Urquhart Dag Hammarskjöld, 1905-1961: a remarkable man, a remarkable Secretary-General / Pieter Kooijmans Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the Rule of Law in today's world / Hans Corell Dag Hammarskjöld and the politics of hope / Monica Bouman Dag Hammarskjöld's spirituality and the quest for negotiated peace, reconciliation and meaning / Paul R. Nelson From the unwritten manual: Dag Hammarskjöld's political wisdom / Roger Lipsey Hammarskjöld's dynamic approach to the UN Charter and international law / Ove Bring Hammarskjöld, economic thinking, and the United Nations / Anne Orford Dag Hammarskjöld and the Congo Crisis, 1960-1961/ Maria Stella Rognoni Continuities of violence in the Congo: legacies of Hammarskjöld and Lumumba / Helen M. Hintjens and Serena Cruz Lumumba vs. Hammarskjöld: a story of confrontation / Jean Omasombo Tshonda Dag Hammarskjöld and Africa's decolonisation / Henning Melber The Dag factor: how quiet diplomacy changed the role of the Secretariat during the Congo Crisis, 1960-1961 / Alanna O'Malley The 'Suez story': Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the creation of UN peacekeeping / Manuel Fröhlich Breaking free: Dag Hammarskjöld, good offices and heads of international organisations / Aoife O'Donoghue Dag Hammarskjöld's diplomacy: lessons learned / Peter Wallensteen Visions of international life: from Hammarskjöld to Annan and beyond / Jan Anne Vos EU global peace diplomacy: institutional framework / Steven Blockmans From 'conference machinery' to 'global administration'? International executive authority beyond Hammarskjöld / Carsten Stahn Hammarskjöld and international executive rule: a third world perspective on international law / Vijayashri Sripati Who cares?: Dag Hammarskjöld and the limits of responsibility in international law / J. Craig Barker Libya, intervention and responsibility: the dawn of a new era? / Francis Kofi Abiew and Noemi Gal-Or The Arab Uprising and the rise and fall of international human rights / Louise Arbour.