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Disobeying the Security Council: Countermeasures against Wrongful Sanctions

Antonios Tzanakopoulos


This book examines how the United Nations Security Council, in exercising its power to impose binding non-forcible measures (‘sanctions’) under Article 41 of the UN Charter, may violate international law, i.e., limits on its power imposed by the UN Charter itself and by general international law, including human rights guarantees. Such acts may engage the international responsibility of the United Nations, the organization of which the Security Council is an organ. The book then proceeds to examine how (and by whom) the engagement of this responsibility can be determined, i.e., who it is that ... More

Keywords: United Nations, Security Council, economic sanctions, targeted sanctions, wrongful sanctions, international responsibility, judicial review, countermeasures, disobedience, civil disobedience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199600762
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600762.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Antonios Tzanakopoulos, author
Lecturer in Public International Law, University of Glasgow School of Law
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