Jus Contra Bellum
Chapter 5: Chapter VII of the Charter: coercive powers of the Security Council
Chapter VII of the Charter is based on two foundational ideas: the quest for a strong executive and the right of veto of the five permanent members of the Security Council. These concepts are explored in this chapter. It also examines the issue of when to take action under Chapter VII and the powers of the Security Council – their value and limits.
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