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The Procedure of the UN Security Council$
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Sydney D. Bailey and Sam Daws

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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The Constitutional Framework

The Constitutional Framework

Chapter:
(p.1) Chapter 1 The Constitutional Framework
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The Procedure of the UN Security Council
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Sydney D. Bailey

Sam Daws (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198280734.003.0001

Looks at the constitutional framework of the UN Security Council. It starts with a brief outline of its history, describing the first meeting of the body in London on 17 Jan 1946. The different sections of the chapter describe the role of the Security Council, its Charter, the rules of procedure (including a table showing the evolution of these rules), Security Council custom, and Security Council functions, which can be divided into three main groups — recommendations to the parties of a dispute; recommendations to the UN General Assembly; and mandatory (binding decisions).

Keywords:   Charter, constitutional framework, custom, functions, history, role, rules of procedure, UN Security Council, UN

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