"Security Council resolutions have undergone an important evolution over the last two decades. While continuing its traditional role of determining state-specific threats to the peace and engaging accordingly in various peaceful or coercive measures, the Security Council has also adopted resolutions that have effectively imposed legal obligations on all UN Member States. This book seeks to move away from the discussions of whether the Security Council--in its current composition and working methods--is representative, capable, or productive -- as such issues are already extensively debated in other forums. Rather the book seeks to assess whether the specific legislative activity by the Security Council as such, in principle, can be beneficial to international peace and security. If instead of waiting for 'threats to the peace' to emerge from country-specific situations (where permanent members can also be biased and use veto) the Security Council is addressing generic international threats--such as terrorism, weapons proliferation, targeting of civilians, recruitment of child soldiers, piracy etc.--can this be instrumental in adding a preventive and standard-setting framework to the Security Council's more traditional roles for the maintenance of international peace and security? Contributors to the book constitute a diverse group of Security Council scholars and analysts, and international lawyers and it will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, international organizations and international security studies alike. "-- Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
1. The legislative role of the Security Council's thematic resolutions / Vesselin Popovski 2. Constitutionalism and the law : evaluating the Security Council / Anthony F. Lang, Jr. 3. The coming "Coke moment" / Charles Sampford 4. Parsing Security Council resolutions : a five-dimensional taxonomy of normative properties / Hugh Breakey 5. Quis custodiet consilium securitatis? Reflections on the law-making powers of the Security Council / Jan Wouters and Jed Odermatt 6. A legislative evolution : Security Council resolution 1540 revisited / Olivia Bosch 7. Security Council legislation in counter-terrorism / Monika Heupel 8. Security Council resolutions on Somali piracy / Peter Lehr 9. The Security Council as global executive but not global legislator : the case of child soldiers / Noelle Quenivet 10. The Security Council as legislator and norm builder : impacts on efforts to promote the women, peace and security agenda / Robert Zuber and Melina Lito 11. Protection of civilians and law making in the Security Council / Hugh Breakey 12. From environmental governance to environmental legislation : the case of climate change at the Security Council / Trudy Fraser 13. The Security Council and ad hoc tribunals : law and politics, peace and justice / Martin J. Burke and Thomas G. Weiss 13. The Security Council and the International Criminal Court / Vesselin Popovski 14. Conclusion : the Security Council as global legislator / Trudy Fraser.