Nijhoff Law Specials ; 100. Human Rights and Humanitarian Law E-Books Online, Collection 2020, ISBN: 9789004419063.
"In its famous first words, the UN Charter expresses the determination of "the peoples of the United Nations [.] to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind". In order to achieve this, a new world organization was established, with a key responsibility for the Security Council. The aim of this book is to evaluate the functioning of the Security Council during its first 75 years, from an institutional legal perspective. It analyzes three issues that were not only hotly debated when the United Nations was founded, but have also been highly relevant for the Council's functioning in practice and are likely to remain so in the future: the right of veto for the permanent members, the rule of law, and the size of the Council (the need for enlargement)"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The United Nations at 75 The Security Council and the right of veto The Security Council : on the rule of power and the rule of law The need for a second enlargement of the Security Council United Nations? Security Council? Concluding institutional legal reflection.
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Description based on print version record.
Available in Other Form
Print version: Saving Succeeding Generations from the Scourge of War : The United Nations Security Council at 75, Leiden ; Boston : Brill | Nijhoff, 2021