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The Development of the Role of the Security Council

ISBN13: 9780792323181
ISBN: 0792323181
Published: June 1995
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
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It is a truism to state that since the end of the Cold War there has been unprecedented activity in the United Nations Security Council. These days, the Council adopts around 100 resolutions every year, and acts in the most diverse fields. It is true that its actions fall within the framework of Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, but they are the expression of a considerable extension of the concept of international security. This dynamism is explained, inside the Council, by the fact that since the Gulf War the Council has no longer been stymied by the casting of a veto, and outside the Council, by the increased number of armed conflicts, especially in Africa (Mozambique, Somalia, Liberia and Angola) and in Eastern Europe.;The Council has never before been called upon so often to send peace-keeping forces to so many parts of the world. These are the thoughts which induced the Curatorium to organize a workshop to evaluate the scale and significance of this phenomenon. This volume is the outcome of the workshop. First of all, it examines the development of the powers of the Security Council; secondly, the development of the areas in which it acts; and finally it determines the place of the Security Council within the United Nations system.

Presentation; R.-J. Dupuy. Opening of the Workshop; M. Lachs.
Part 1: Development of the Powers of the Security Council.
1. Securite collective et retablissement de la paix: La resolution 687 (3 avril 1991) dans l'affaire du Golfe; S. Sur.
2. The Settlement of Disputes and Conflict Resolution in the Context of a Revitalized Role for the United Nations Security Council; F. Orrego Vicuna.
3. Le pouvoir discretionnaire du Conseil de Securite en matiere de constatation d'une menace contre la paix, d'une rupture de la paix ou d'un acte d'agression; B. Conforti.
4. The Development of the Role of the Security Council: ""Peace-building, peacemaking, peace-keeping""; M. Sharara.
5. Les limites des pouvoirs du Conseil de Securite; M. Bothe.
6. The Security Council and ""Threats to the Peace"" - Some Remarks on Remarkable Recent Developments; T.M. Franck.
7. The Enlargement of the Concept ""Threat to the Peace""; P.H. Kooijmans.
Part 2: Enlargement of the Scope of the Security Council.
1. Le role du Conseil de Securite dans l'organisation et la reglementation du ""Droit d'assistance humanitaire""; A. Carrillo Salcedo.
2. La dimension humanitaire de la securite internationale; M. Torrelli.
3. Le Conseil de Securite et le reglement des conflits internes (Cas de l'Afghanistan et du Cambodge); Z. Haquani.
4. Nature et caracteristiques de la procedure devant la Commission de l'indemnisation des Nations Unies; F.H. Paolillo.
5. The United Nations in Armed Conflicts - an Overview; P. Wallensteen.
Part 3: The Security Council and the United Nations System.
1. Le developpement recent du role du Conseil de Securite et la Charte des Nations Unies; M. Sahovic.
2. Le role joue par les membres permanents dans l'action du Conseil de Securite; F. Delon.
3. The Procedure and Practice of the Security Council Today; A. Aust.
4. L'""Agenda pour la Paix"" et la Charte des Nations Unies; H. Thierry.
5. Modernizing the Structure and Procedure of the Security Council; L.B. Sohn.
6. The Constitutional Crisis in the United Nations; W.M. Reisman.
7. Roles respectifs du Conseil de Securite et de l'Assemblee generale dans le traitement des operations de maintien de la paix (approche juridique et historique); E.K. Kouassi. Conclusions; R.-J. Dupuy.