The Delegation by the UN Security Council of its Chapter VII Powers
This book provides a legal analysis of the institutional mechanisms and processes which the UN employs to use force to maintain or restore peace. A main focus is the technique of delegation by the UN Security Council of its powers of enforcement under Chapter VII of the Charter to other UN organs (e.g. the UN Secretary-General in Somalia, and the War Crimes Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia), UN Member States (e.g. the coalition against Iraq), and regional and collective self-defence organisations (e.g. NATO in Bosnia). By examining the legal framework which governs the process of such a delegation of these Chapter VII powers; the practice relating to the exercise of these powers by each of the delegates concerned; and the policy issues relating to such delegations, the book makes a significant contribution to the content of the law pertaining to the use of force by the UN and provides guidance as to likely future developments in the legal framework governing collective action to maintain peace under the auspices of the UN.