The Constitutional Framework

Sydney D. Bailey and Sam Daws

in The Procedure of the UN Security Council

Third edition

Published in print April 1998 | ISBN: 9780198280736
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598746 | DOI:
 The Constitutional Framework

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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

Chapter.  7280 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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