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Less than Bargained for: The Use of Force and the Declining Relevance of the United Nations
Chicago Journal of International Law
  • John C. Yoo
  • Will Trachman
Publication Date
1-1-2005
Abstract
This essay criticizes the United Nations Charter's standard for the use of force, and outlines a different but still constructive role for the UN in some critical domains. In Part II, we point to serious flaws inherent in the structure of the United Nations Charter rules, particularly the ex ante requirements that nations must satisfy prior to engaging in the use of force. Parts III and IV suggest more modest types of roles that the United Nations could occupy, and how the organization can help promote international security without endangering the security interests of its respective members.
Citation Information
John C. Yoo and Will Trachman. "Less than Bargained for: The Use of Force and the Declining Relevance of the United Nations" (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/johnyoo/69/