The New World Order and the Security Council

The New World Order and the Security Council : Testing the Legality of its Acts

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The question of the judicial review of the acts of the Security Council is one of the most urgent and revealing contemporary issues facing the United Nations. Does the Security Council, acting with the unanimous support of its permanent members, have unlimited powers? Where do its prerogatives end? Is the Security Council alone entitled to decide where its powers begin and end? Are the actions of the Security Council exempt from any control? Judge Bedjaoui's intimate knowledge of the International Court of Justice enables him to approach the issue of the legality of Security Council actions from the perspective of a jurist. His book is both a work on positive law and an essay on normative law.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 532 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 38.1mm | 971g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1995 ed.
  • biography
  • 0792334345
  • 9780792334347

Table of contents

Preface.
I. Introductory Remarks.
II. The San Francisco Legacy and its Management Hitherto.
III. Recent Development Regarding the Question of Legality-Control within the United Nations.
IV. Possible Contribution of the International Court of Justice to Testing the Legality of the Acts of International Political Organs.
V. Myths and Realities of the Judicial Settlement of International Differences, whether Arising between States or Emanating from International Organizations.
VI. The Limits of Another Form of Supervision: Political Control by the General Assembly.
VII. Conclusion. Bibliography.
Documents: I. Documents of the United Nations and the International Court of Justice.
II. Documents of Learned Bodies.
III. Scholarly Works.
IV. Symposia.
Index.
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Review Text

' This book provides ample testimony, if any were needed, of His Excellency Judge Mohammed Bedjaoui's fine legal mind. Indeed, the question of the judicial review of the acts of the Security Council is one of the most urgent and revealing contemporary issues facing the United Nations. Does the Security Council, acting with the unanimous support of its permanent members, have unlimited powers? Where do its prerogatives end? Is the Security Council alone entitled to decide where its powers begin and end? Are the actions of the Security Council exempt from any control?
The author's handling of these questions is masterly. His intimate knowledge of the International Court of Justice allows him to approach the issue of the legality of Security Council actions from the perspective of a jurist.
By the subtlety and fecundity of his analyses, Mohammed Bedjaoui brings us a book which provides both a work on positive law and an essay on normative law. The work reflects the personality of its author: Judge Bedjaoui, a practising jurist and a visionary theoretician of international law. '
From the Preface, by H.E. Mr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
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Review quote

'This book provides ample testimony, if any were needed, of His Excellency Judge Mohammed Bedjaoui's fine legal mind. Indeed, the question of the judicial review of the acts of the Security Council is one of the most urgent and revealing contemporary issues facing the United Nations. Does the Security Council, acting with the unanimous support of its permanent members, have unlimited powers? Where do its prerogatives end? Is the Security Council alone entitled to decide where its powers begin and end? Are the actions of the Security Council exempt from any control?
The author's handling of these questions is masterly. His intimate knowledge of the International Court of Justice allows him to approach the issue of the legality of Security Council actions from the perspective of a jurist.
By the subtlety and fecundity of his analyses, Mohammed Bedjaoui brings us a book which provides both a work on positive law and an essay on normative law. The work reflects the personality of its author: Judge Bedjaoui, a practising jurist and a visionary theoretician of international law.'
From the Preface, by H.E. Mr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
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