The Procedure of the UN Security Council

Author: Loraine Sievers,Sam Daws

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199685290

Category: History

Page: 725

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The Procedure of the UN Security Council is the definitive book of its kind and has been widely used by UN practitioners and scholars for nearly 40 years. This comprehensively revised edition contains over 450 pages of new material documenting the extensive and rapid innovations in the Council's procedures of the past two decades. A one-stop handbook and guide, with meticulous referencing, this book has served diplomats, UN staff and scholars alike in providing unique insight into the inside workings of the world's preeminent body for the maintenance of international peace and security. Thoroughly grounded in the history and politics of the Council, it brings to life the ways the Council has responded through its working methods to a changing world. The book explains the Council's role in its wider UN Charter context and examines its relations with other UN organs and with its own subsidiary bodies. This includes the remarkable expansion in UN peacekeeping, peacebuilding and political missions, sanctions and counter-terrorism bodies, and international legal tribunals. It contains detailed analysis of voting and decision-taking by the Council, as well as the place, format, and conduct of meetings. It also seeks to illuminate the personalities behind the Council's work - ranging from the diplomats who sit on the Council itself to the UN Secretary-General, and those outside the Council affected by its decisions. It concludes with reflections on the improvements that have made to the Council's procedures over many decades, and the scope for further reform. Update Website of The Procedure of the UN Security Council:

The UN Security Council

From the Cold War to the 21st Century

Author: David Malone,Rector David M Malone

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588262400

Category: Political Science

Page: 746

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The nature and scope of UN Security Council decisions - significantly changed in the post-Cold War era - have enormous implications for the conduct of foreign policy. The UN Security Council offers a comprehensive view of the council both internally and as a key player in world politics. Focusing on the evolution of the council's treatment of key issues, the authors discuss new concerns that must be accommodated in the decisionmaking process, the challenges of enforcement, and shifting personal and institutional factors. Case studies complement the rich thematic chapters. The book sheds much-needed light on the central events and trends of the past decade and their critical importance for the future role of the council and the UN in the sphere of international security.

UN Security Council

Practice and Promise

Author: Edward C. Luck

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415355315

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

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This book is suitable for a wide audience interested in key institutions of international public policy. It looks at the predecessors to the UN Security Council and the current issues and future challenges it faces.

Securing Human Rights?

Achievements and Challenges of the UN Security Council

Author: Bardo Fassbender

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199641498

Category: Law

Page: 219

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What role has the UN Security Council played in the promotion of human rights? Have its past actions breached those same rights the UN is pledged to uphold? Examining these two questions, this book provides a variety of viewpoints on the past, present, and future of the Security Council's role in the promotion of human rights.

The Authority of the Security Council Under Chapter VII of the UN Charter

Legal Limits and the Role of the International Court of Justice

Author: David Schweigman

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041116413

Category: Political Science

Page: 354

View: 8896


This volume discusses the legal limits to the authority of the Security Council under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter. The interest in this topic regained importance when the Security Council started to play an increasingly active role after a period of dormancy between 1945 and 1990. The work describes various approaches to Charter interpretation, provides an overview of the Council's powers under the Charter and surveys the Council's recent practice with regard to the maintenance of international peace and security. Subsequently the sources and contents of the limits to the Council's authority are analyzed. This is followed by an analysis of the role of the International Court of Justice, which includes an overview of the main obstacles to, and possibilities of, judicial review by the Court of Council decisions taken under Chapter VII. Finally, the work discusses recent proposals to enhance the Council's legitimacy.

The History and Politics of UN Security Council Reform

Author: Dimitris Bourantonis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134394497

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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This is a penetrating analysis of UN Security Council reform. It presents an overview of the current debates - emphasising the potential for, and modalities of, adjustment in the post-Cold War era - through a systematic investigation of the various reform proposals and the attitudes of member states. This is essential reading for all students and scholars of the United Nations and international relations.