The UN Security Council formally acknowledged an obligation to promote justice and the rule of law in 2003. This volume examines the extent to which the Council has honoured this commitment when exercising its powers under the UN Charter to maintain international peace and security. It discusses both how the concept of the rule of law regulates, or influences, Security Council activity and how the Council has in turn shaped the notion of the rule of law. It explores in particular how this relationship has affected the Security Council’s three most prominent tools for the maintenance of international peace and security: peacekeeping, sanctions and force. In doing so, this volume identifies strategies for better promotion of the rule of law by the Security Council.
This book will be of interest to scholars and students of international law, international relations, international development and peacekeeping.
1. Regulating the Rule of Law through the Security Council, Hilary Charlesworth and Jeremy Farrall PART I. Theorising the Rule of Law 2. The Security Council and the Rule of Law: Some Conceptual Reflections, Martin Krygier 3. Big Rule of Law ©®℠™(pat.pending): Branding and Certifying the Business of the Rule of Law, Veronica L. Taylor 4. Accounting for the Absence of the Rule of Law: History, Culture, and Causality, Usha Natarajan 5. The Rule of Law Begins at Home, Charles Sampford 6. Humanity, Law, Force, Gerry Simpson PART II. The Security Council, Peacekeeping, and the Rule of Law 7. Rule-of-Law Assistance in UN Peace Operations: Securitisation, Sectorisation, and Goal Displacement, Richard Zajac Sannerholm and Frida Wall 8. Human Rights vis-à-vis the Rule of Law: Unruly Cousin or Bedrock of the Family? Annemarie Devereux 9. The UN and ‘Rule-of-Law Constitutions’, Laura Grenfell 10. Strengthening the Local Accountability of UN Peacekeeping, Jeni Whalan 11. Robust Peacekeeping, Gender, and the Protection of Civilians, Gina Heathcote 12. Protection of Civilians and the Rule of Law: Building Synergies between the Agendas, Peter Thomson PART III. The Security Council, Sanctions, and the Rule of Law 13. The Office of the Ombudsperson: a Case for Fair Process, Kimberly Prost 14. Judicial Challenges to the Security Council’s Use of Sanctions, Erika De Wet PART IV. The Security Council, Use of Force, and the Rule of Law 15. Between Flexibility and Accountability: How can the Security Council Strengthen Oversight of Use-of-Force Mandates? Karine Bannelier and Théodore Christakis 16. Use of Force, Rule-of-Law Restraints, and Process: Unfinished Business for the Responsibility to Protect Concept, Joanna Harrington 17. The Force Intervention Brigade and UN Peace Operations: Some Legal Issues, Bruce ‘Ossie’ Oswald 18. Peace through Law and the Security Council: Modelling Law Compliance, Mary Ellen O’Connell 19. Protecting Responsibly: the Security Council and the Use of Force for Human Protection Purposes, Alex J. Bellamy PART V. Strengthening the Rule of Law Through the Security Council 20. The UN Security Council as regulator and subject of the rule of law: conflict or confluence of interest? Jeremy Farrall and Marie-Eve Loiselle