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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 Limits of the Security Council's Powers and its Functions in the International Legal System: Some Reflections

The Limits of the Security Council's Powers and its Functions in the International Legal System: Some Reflections

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(p.315) 15 The Limits of the Security Council's Powers and its Functions in the International Legal System: Some Reflections
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The Role of Law in International Politics
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Georg Nolte

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244027.003.0016

This chapter discusses the powers of the Security Council and the limits of such powers. It explains that the Lockerbie Case provoked international lawyers into evaluating the proposition that the International Court of Justice could or should be the ‘ultimate guardian of UN legality’. It also talks about the residual power of the international community and individual member states of the UN to determine the legality of Security Council action. It also mentions the inherent limits of the Council's functions. It also clarifies how the Council performs a useful and accepted task in imputing responsibility to States and other actors. It evaluates the role of the council in law creation and interpretation.

Keywords:   Security Council, Lockerbie Case, International Court of Justice, UN

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