Reimagining the United Nations Security Council

Popovski, Vesselin (2023) Reimagining the United Nations Security Council. In: Reimagining the International Legal Order. Routledge, London, pp. 169-179. ISBN 9781003388821

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This chapter addresses a central problem in international legal order—the vetoes applied by some permanent members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council, preventing the organisation from exercising its primary role in restoring and maintaining international peace and security efficiently. It starts by presenting the gap between codification and implementation in international law, especially wide where enforcement mechanisms and sanctions are not envisaged in the treaties or where a veto allows avoiding sanctions. The only organ empowered to impose mandatory sanctions—the Security Council—is the organ most paralyzed by the vetoes of its permanent members. The article goes through several proposals already made by the author, reassesses them in terms of feasibility and discusses how the power of veto can be eliminated.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: UN | United Nations | United Nations Security Council | Veto Power
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 25 May 2023 06:19
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2023 04:15
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