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The Procedure of the UN Security Council

Sydney D. Bailey and Sam Daws

Abstract

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 over twenty years. This new revised and thoroughly updated third edition encompasses the many changes in Council procedure that have occurred since the end of the Cold War, which ushered in new possibilities for international co‐operation, and increased recourse to the UN. The last decade has seen the Gulf War and a plethora of new and often complex peacekeeping operations, from Bosnia to Rwanda, and such increased demands and associated expecta ... More

Keywords: ad hoc groupings, appointment of the Secretary‐General, Arria formula meetings, briefings with non‐members, briefings with troop‐contributors, changes, Chapter VII resolutions, composition, continuity, documentation, effectiveness, enlargement, informal consultations, international co‐operation, legitimacy, membership, non‐members, orientation debates, Presidential briefings, private meetings, procedures, Provisional Rules of Procedure, public meetings, reform, regional groupings, relationships with the UN International Court of Justice, relationships with the UN Military Staff Committee, relationships with the UN Trusteeship Council, relationships with the UN General Assembly, sanctions committees, Secretary‐General of UN, subsidiary organs, transparency, troop‐contributors, UN‐authorized enforcement, UN Charter, UN Charter amendments, UN General Assembly, UN International Court of Justice, UN Military Staff Committee, UN peacekeeping, UN Security Council, UN Trusteeship Council, UN, veto, working methods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198280736
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198280734.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sydney D. Bailey, author

Sam Daws, author
based at New College, Oxford
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Appendix I (a) Extracts from the Un Charter

Appendix I (b) Extracts from the Statute of the International Court of Justice

Appendix II Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Security Council, as Amended 21 Dec. 1982*

Appendix III The Yalta Formula on Voting in the Security Council, 8 June 1945*

Appendix IV(a) Opinion of the Legal Counsel on Relations Between the General Assembly and the Security Council, 10 Sept. 1964*

Appendix IV(b) Opinion of the Legal Counsel on Relations Between the General Assembly and the Security Council, 12 Dec. 1968*

Appendix V Memorandum by the Secretary‐General on the Procedure to Be Followed in the Election of a Member of the International Court of Justice, 24 January 1996, S/1997/40.

Appendix VI United Nations Peace‐Keeping Operations 1948–96. Details of Authorizing Resolutions, Function, Location and Duration.*

Appendix VII Matters of Which the Security Council Is Seized, 10 January 1997. S/1997/40.

Appendix VIII Communications Received from Private Individuals and Non‐Governmental Bodies Relating to Matters of Which the Security Council Is Seized, February 1997, S/NC/1996/4.

Appendix IX The Secretariat's Tentative Forecast of the Programme of Work of the Security Council for the Month of August 1995

Appendix X (a) Presidential Note of 30 June 1993 Concerning the Annual Report of the Security Council to the General Assembly

Appendix X(b) Presidential Note of 27 July 1993 Concerning the Forecast of the Programme of Work of the Council

Appendix X(c) Presidential Note of 31 August 1993 Concerning Council Documentation

Appendix X (d) Letter Dated 2 June 1995 from Argentina Concerning Changes to the Nomenclature of Statements Made by the President of the Security Council

Appendix X (e) General Assembly Resolution 51/193 of 17 December 1996 Concerning the Annual Report of the Security Council

Appendix X (f) Note by the President of the Security Council [Concerning the Format of the Annual Report of the Council to the General Assembly], 12 June 1997. S/1997/451

Appendix X(g) Informal Briefing Note on Blue Draft Resolutions, Prepared by the Secretariat, July 1995

Appendix XI Aide‐MÉmoire Concerning the Working Methods of the Security Council from the Permanent Representative of France, 11 November 1994

Appendix XII (a) Security Council Presidential Statement

Appendix XII (b) Security Council Presidential Statement

Appendix XII(c) Security Council Presidential Statement

Appendix XII(d) Security Council Presidential Statement

Appendix XII (e) Security Council Presidential Statement

Appendix XII(f) Security Council Presidential Statement

Appendix XII(g) Security Council Presidential Statement

Appendix XIII (a) S/1995/234, 29 March 1995

Appendix XIII(b) S/1995/438, 31 May 1995

Appendix XIII(c) S/1996/54, 24 January 1996

Appendix XIV Letter from the Permanent Members of the Security Council on the Humanitarian Aspects of Sanctions S/1995/300, 13 April 1995

Appendix XV S/1997/161, 26 February 1997

Appendix XVI Security Council Presidential Statement

Appendix XVII Security Council Resolution 984 (1995) Concerning Assurances to Non‐Nuclear Weapons States

Appendix XVIII Statute of the International Tribunal for Rwanda. Annex to Security Council Resolution 955 (1994) of 8 November 1994

Appendix XIX The First Sydney Bailey Memorial Lecture. Address Given by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hassan Bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan at Westminster Abbey, London, 10 March 1997

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