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The Role of Law in International PoliticsEssays in International Relations and International Law$
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Michael Byers

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199244027

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244027.001.0001

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The Functions of the United Nations Security Council in the International Legal System

The Functions of the United Nations Security Council in the International Legal System

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(p.277) 14 The Functions of the United Nations Security Council in the International Legal System
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The Role of Law in International Politics
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Vera Gowlland-Debbas

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244027.003.0015

This chapter begins by discussing the conceptions of the International Legal System and its Interaction with the Social Environment. It explains the concept of International Public Policy. It also talks about the concept of sanctions and its evolution. It discusses a number of security council resolutions as well as the responsibility of states. It explains the security council actions and individual criminal responsibility. It examines the legal constraints to political action and the question of accountability.

Keywords:   International Legal System, United Nations, Security Council, social environment, political action

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