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Can elected members make a difference in the UN Security Council? Australia's Experience in 2013–2014
Langmore, J and Farrall, J, Can elected members make a difference in the UN Security Council? Australia's Experience in 2013-2014, Global Governance, 22, (1) pp. 59-77. ISSN 1075-2846 (2016) [Refereed Article]
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The UN Charter gives the Security Council the extraordinary function of being responsible for international peace and security. Although the Permanent Five members are disproportionately powerful, there is nevertheless scope for elected members to influence the Council's decision-making processes during their short two-year terms. This article uses Australia's membership in 2013 and 2014 as a case study to examine why states seek election to the Council, means through which they can strengthen their influence, how they can navigate PS power, how successful they are in achieving their objectives, and how the effectiveness of both elected members and the Council as a whole could be improved. Despite the substantial constraints facing elected members, those that are imaginative and industrious can nevertheless make influential contributions to achievement of the Council's purposes.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||Security Council, elected members, Australia|
|Research Division:||Law and Legal Studies|
|Research Group:||International and comparative law|
|Research Field:||International criminal law|
|Objective Division:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Group:||Expanding knowledge|
|Objective Field:||Expanding knowledge in law and legal studies|
|UTAS Author:||Farrall, J (Dr Jeremy Farrall)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||22|
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