Building Pragmatic Utopias: The 'Other' Security Council, International Law and the United Nations Dream

German Yearbook of International Law - vol. 60 (Forthcoming)

18 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2018

Date Written: February 19, 2018

Abstract

This article revisits certain aspects of the foundational idea of international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations. By providing an empirically-grounded analysis of the use of international law by the Security Council, the article aims at redesigning the breadth, scope and limits of the United Nations utopian mission of creating a world without war. An argument is made that despite significant legal and political limitations, the United Nations is delivering an increasingly humanized type of international cooperation. Hence, after seven decades it is still on track eventually to deliver a pragmatic utopia.

Keywords: Security Council, resolutions, civilians, empirical, accountability, utopia

JEL Classification: K1

Suggested Citation

Deplano, Rossana, Building Pragmatic Utopias: The 'Other' Security Council, International Law and the United Nations Dream (February 19, 2018). German Yearbook of International Law - vol. 60 (Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3126157

Rossana Deplano (Contact Author)

Leicester Law School ( email )

University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH, LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

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