1 Collective security has been referred to as ‘a system, regional or global, in which each state in the system accepts that the security of one is the concern of all, and agrees to join in a collective response to threats to, and breaches of, the peace’ (Lowe and others 13). In recent years it has come to have a wider meaning. In the 2005 UNGA Report ‘In Larger Freedom’ (at paras 77–78), the United Nations Secretary-General embraced a comprehensive concept of collective security as suggested by the High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change which was...
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