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The United Nations and the Development of Collective Security: The Delegation by the UN Security Council of its Chapter VII Powers

Dan Sarooshi


This book examines one of the most important challenges facing the United Nations (UN) today: the effective and lawful use of force by or under its authority to maintain or restore peace. In particular, the book provides a legal analysis of the institutional mechanisms and processes which the UN employs to use force to maintain or restore peace. The UN Security Council is the main organ of the UN entrusted with the responsibility for the maintenance or restoration of peace. It is given broad powers of enforcement under Chapter VII of the UN Charter in order to achieve this objective. However, ... More

Keywords: United Nations, international peace, UN Security Council, UN Charter, delegation of powers, international security, military action, military enforcement, legal framework

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198299349
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299349.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dan Sarooshi, author
University College London