The UN Security Council and Human Rights

  • Authors
  • Sydney¬†D.¬†Bailey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sydney D. Bailey
    Pages 1-15
  3. Sydney D. Bailey
    Pages 16-58
  4. Sydney D. Bailey
    Pages 59-89
  5. Sydney D. Bailey
    Pages 90-113
  6. Sydney D. Bailey
    Pages 114-124
  7. Sydney D. Bailey
    Pages 125-142
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 143-181

About this book


The UN Charter establishes six 'principal organs'. Five of these are expressly authorized or permitted to deal with human rights. The single exception is the Security Council, but the Council has increasingly concerned itself with human rights inside sovereign states. This book recounts how this trend has developed in the Security Council, reluctantly at first but since 1989 with some enthusiasm and responsibility. Some Third-World countries are uneasy at this development, fearing that the Security Council, dominated by a single superpower, will interfere in the internal affairs of states without the agreement of the government concerned.


ASEAN democracy human rights IGH International Court of Justice UN organs United Nations

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