Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Procedure of the UN Security Council$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Loraine Sievers and Sam Daws

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199685295

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199685295.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 22 May 2019



(p.295) Chapter 6 Voting
The Procedure of the UN Security Council

Loraine Sievers

Sam Daws

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes how voting is conducted in the UN Security Council as well as the rules governing voting, namely, Articles 27 and 109 of the UN Charter, a number of the Council’s Provisional Rules of Procedure, and Article 10 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice. The chapter first discusses the rules governing substantive decisions and the veto, insufficient affirmative votes, procedural matters and the ‘double veto’, voting on the establishment of subsidiary organs, and voting on amendments. It then considers separate voting on paragraphs; interruption of voting; unanimity, consensus, and adoption by acclamation; abstentions, absences, and non-participation in the vote; and finality of the voting process. Finally, it explains statements before or after the vote, draft resolutions withdrawn or not brought to a vote, and reconsideration of a draft resolution that has not been adopted previously.

Keywords:   voting, UN Security Council, UN Charter, Provisional Rules of Procedure, veto, affirmative votes, procedural matters, double veto, abstentions, draft resolutions

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .