The Security Council and the Use of Force Theory and Reality - A Need for Change?

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The Security Council and the Use of Force Theory and Reality - A Need for Change?

Contributor Roles

Dr. Levitt was an author of one of the book's chapters: The African Union Peace and Security Council, United Nations Security Council and the Use of Force: The Case of Darfur, Sudan.

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This book addresses the authority of the UN Security Council to regulate the use of force. In particular, it examines the question of whether the present composition, functions, and powers of the Security Council are adequate to meet recent demands, such as the need perceived by states to use force in cases of humanitarian emergency and pre-emptive action in response to international terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Is the Security Council still well positioned today to deal with these demands and challenges? In seeking a response, the book analyzes both Charter law and Security Council practice. It addresses not only the hotly debated recent crises concerning Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq, but also resolutions dealing with the use of force by peacekeeping operations. A number of issues relating to the right of self-defence are analyzed, as are the emerging new roles of NATO and the African Union. Separate chapters of the book are devoted to the current discussion concerning the reform of the Security Council. A particular feature of the book is the interaction between academics and practitioners as well as between theory and reality.

ISBN

978-90-04-14642-6

Publication Date

2005

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

Brill

Disciplines

International Law | Military, War, and Peace

The Security Council and the Use of Force Theory and Reality - A Need for Change?

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