The Security Council as a Legal Hegemon

34 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2012

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Daniel Joyner

University of Alabama - School of Law

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

Suggested Citation

Joyner, Daniel, The Security Council as a Legal Hegemon (2012). Georgetown Journal of International Law, Vol. 43, p. 225, 2012, U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2182257, Available at SSRN:

Daniel Joyner (Contact Author)

University of Alabama - School of Law ( email )

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Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
United States

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