This essay begins by analyzing the historical development and conceptual basis of the United Nations Security Council. The essay then discusses the role and importance of the Security Council’s five Permanent Members and the application, influence, and abuse of the Permanent Members’ veto. The essay then explores and proposes a plan of reform for the future role and operation of the Security Council.
Richard Butler AC,
Reform of the United Nations Security Council,
1 Penn. St. J.L. & Int'l Aff.
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