The Procedure of the UN Security Council

Author: Loraine Sievers
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199685295
Release Date: 2014
Genre: History

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: www.scprocedure.org

The procedure of the UN Security Council

Author: Sydney Dawson Bailey
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:39015014307352
Release Date: 1988-12-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This revised and updated edition of Bailey's comprehensive 1975 guide discusses the changes in procedure and practice in the UN Security Council that have emerged in recent years and takes account of such recent developments as the emergence of private consultations, consensus, and regional ideological groups. It includes a new chapter on voting and the veto.

UN Security Council

Author: Edward C. Luck
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415355311
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Political Science

Written by best-selling author Edward C. Luck, this new text is broad and engaging enough for undergraduates, sophisticated enough for graduates and lively enough for a wider audience interested in the key institutions of international public policy. Looking at the antecedents of the UN Security Council, as well as the current issues and future challenges that it faces, this new book includes: historical perspectives the founding vision procedures and practices economic enforcement peace operations and military enforcement human security proliferation and WMD terrorism reform, adaptation and change.

The UN Security Council

Author: David Malone
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 1588262405
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Political Science

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 Reform

Author: Peter Nadin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317417590
Release Date: 2016-02-22
Genre: Political Science

This volume comprehensively evaluates the current state and future reform prospects of the UN Security Council, providing the most accessible and rigorous treatment of the subject of reform to date. Apart from a couple of critical eyes in the academic community, few have asked the pertinent questions that this volume seeks to address: Will the enlargement of the Council constitute a reform? Could the inclusion of countries such as India, Germany, Japan, and Brazil markedly improve the Council’s agency? In response, this book focuses on: The Role and Agency of the UN Security Council The History of the Reform Debate An Expanded Council Working Method Reforms Enhancing Agency As the future of the UN Security Council continues to be the focus of fierce debate, this book will be essential reading for students of international relations, international organizations and international security studies alike.

Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council

Author: United Nations. Department of Political Affairs
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211370302
Release Date: 2008-01-29
Genre: Business & Economics

The Repertoire is an explanatory work which presents the results of an empirical survey of the procedures of the Security Council of the United Nations in a way calculated to make reference easy, and is essentially a guide to the proceedings of the Council. This volume covers the proceedings of the Council from 2835th meeting, on 5 January 1989, to the 3154th meeting, on 20 December 1992

Reforming UN Decision Making Procedures

Author: Martin Daniel Niemetz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317575238
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Genre: Political Science

The institutional procedures for the UN’s decision-making on issues of global peace and security, first and foremost the Security Council (SC), were conceived with the objective of enabling a swift but internationally coordinated response to irregular situations of crises. Today, however, the UN is constantly involved in situations of conflict and has expanded its range of activities. This book offers a concrete and practically applicable answer to the question of how to reform the UN and increase the legitimacy of the UN’s decision-making procedures on issues of global peace and security. In order to provide this answer, it connects the minutia of institutional design with the abstract principals of democratic theory in a systematic and reproducible method, thereby enabling a clear normative evaluation of even the smallest technical detail of reform. This evaluation demonstrates that there is a range of feasible proposals for reform that could improve the SC’s accountability both to the General Assembly and to the general public, that could increase the opportunities for effective input from the UN membership and NGOs. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of the United Nations, International Organizations and regional governance.

Securing Human Rights

Author: Bardo Fassbender
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199641499
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

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.

Resisting United Nations Security Council Resolutions

Author: Sufyan Droubi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317964278
Release Date: 2014-04-24
Genre: Law

The United Nations Security Council has primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security. In discharging its powers it must act in accordance with the Purposes and Principles of the UN, and observe the rules governing voting and procedure established in the Organisation’s Charter. The Council adopts mandatory resolutions that may establish obligations for members and non-members, and such obligations trump conflicting obligations originating from any other international agreement. Member States must cooperate with the Organisation and among themselves, in the implementation of any action prescribed by the Council against States whose behaviour the Council considers an act of aggression, or a threat to, or breach of, international peace and security. ?This book analyses resistance to Security Council resolutions and puts forward a theory of lawful resistance. Sufyan Droubi takes a positivist approach to the UN Charter regarding it as a constitution. Special emphasis is placed on the construction of the Charter’s meaning through the practice of both organs and Members of the UN and on the need to enhance the effectiveness of the Organization with due respect to the rule of law. The book proposes that nonviolent resistance to a mandatory resolution of the Security Council, on grounds that the latter is incompatible with the Charter or?jus cogens?norms, may be considered lawful under the Charter if some elements are present. ?In exploring a number of case studies of individual and collective State resistance to mandatory Council resolutions, the book proposes that resistance may function as a rudimentary instrument of accountability and protection of the Charter and jus cogens, in the absence of more mature mechanisms of judicial review. The book will be of excellent use and interest to scholars and students of constitutional international law and international relations.

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

Author: David Schweigman
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9041116419
Release Date: 2001-05-30
Genre: Political Science

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.