The Security Council as a Legal Hegemon
34 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2012
Date Written: 2012
This article will examine the United Nations Security Council’s efforts to implement, preserve, and universalize the obligations of the 1968 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. This discussion will lead to questions regarding the Security Council’s role and authority in the international legal system, and ultimately to a consideration of how the international legal system can better guarantee that the Security Council does not exercise an unwarranted degree of legal power at the expense of the member states of the United Nations.
Keywords: international law, arms control, nuclear, non-proliferation
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