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Part 3 The United Nations: What it Does, 26 Keeping the Peace

Dame Rosalyn Higgins DBE, QC, Philippa Webb, Dapo Akande, Sandesh Sivakumaran, James Sloan

From: Oppenheim's International Law: United Nations

Rosalyn Higgins, Philippa Webb, Dapo Akande, Sandesh Sivakumaran, James Sloan

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 15 May 2021

Subject(s):
Economic sanctions — International peace and security

This chapter examines the role of the UN as peacekeeper. It focuses on certain measures used by the General Assembly and the Security Council that are perhaps more prominent in nature and which have been little discussed elsewhere in this volume. It considers the three important activities of the UN in keeping the peace: the role of the General Assembly in making resolutions; the role of the Security Council in authorizing non-forceful sanctions; and the role of the Security Council in authorizing force. Each of these three areas has been the subject of considerable and sustained scholarship; as such, the discussion is by no means comprehensive. Nevertheless, it attempts to highlight this very important aspect of the practice of the UN.

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