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Emergency Powers of International OrganizationsBetween Normalization and Containment$
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Christian Kreuder-Sonnen

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198832935

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198832935.001.0001

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Emergency Powers of the UN Security Council

Emergency Powers of the UN Security Council

Law Making and Law Breaking in Counter-terrorism

(p.81) 4 Emergency Powers of the UN Security Council
Emergency Powers of International Organizations

Christian Kreuder-Sonnen

Oxford University Press

Chapter 4 applies the proportionality model to two cases of IO exceptionalism at the United Nations (UN) Security Council. First, it explains the normalization of the Council’s self-asserted emergency power to act as a global legislator. After 9/11, the Council, for the first time, decreed abstract, general, and indefinite rules to the entire international community. Despite opposition in the aftermath, it was capable to arrogate a permanent de facto legislative competence by credibly justifying the measures as necessary. Second, the chapter accounts for the constitutional containment of the Council’s regime of targeted sanctions against terror suspects. Through Resolution 1390 (2002), the UN Security Council implemented the so-called “terror lists” financially sanctioning all listed individuals without providing for a legal remedy. Against the preferences of the most powerful states, a coalition of societal actors and courts successfully induced procedural improvements by delegitimizing the measures as excessive.

Keywords:   counter-terrorism, emergency powers, legislation, normalization, rollback, Security Council, targeted sanctions, terror lists

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