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1996

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The Role Of The United Nations Security Council In African Peace Management: Some Porposals, A. Peter Mutharika Jan 1996

The Role Of The United Nations Security Council In African Peace Management: Some Porposals, A. Peter Mutharika

Michigan Journal of International Law

The United Nations global peace management scheme is based on certain fundamental assumptions that require serious reexamination as we enter the twenty-first century. Fundamental to the 1945 vision of global peace management was the prevention of a third world war through collective action by the great powers. Structurally, this was to be achieved by a system of great power governance through the mechanism of the Security Council. While the Charter confers on the Security Council "primary responsibility" for the maintenance of international peace and security, executive decision-making is reserved for the great powers through permanent membership and the veto power ...


The Right To Self-Defense Once The Security Council Takes Action, Malvina Halberstam Jan 1996

The Right To Self-Defense Once The Security Council Takes Action, Malvina Halberstam

Michigan Journal of International Law

This article discusses the views of these commentators in the light of the language, history, and policies underlying Article 51. It concludes that the Charter was not intended to and should not be interpreted to deny a state the right of self-defense, even if the Security Council has taken measures to deal with the problem; if states are to cede their right to self-defense once the Security Council has taken measures, that should be made explicit.