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Author Abass, Ademola.

Title Regional organisations and the development of collective security : beyond chapter VIII of the UN Charter / Ademola Abass.

Published Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart, 2004.


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Physical description xxviii, 239 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Studies in international law ; v. 6
Studies in international law (Oxford, England) ; v. 6.
Thesis notes Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Nottingham).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-234) and index.
Contents 1. The meaning of regionalism -- 2. Regional organisations and Chapter VIII of the UN Charter -- 3. A decentralised enforcement action : an evaluation of surrogate collective security under Chapter VII -- 4. Regional organisations and residual responsibility for collective security -- 5. Regional intervention after the Cold War -- 6. Regional enforcement action and the prohibition of the use of force.
Summary "This book examines the development of collective security by regional organisations particularly after the Cold War. It analyses the various constitutional developments that have occurred within regional organisations such as ECOWAS, African Union, SADC, OAS, and NATO and looks critically at how these developments have propelled regional organisations to depart from the normative framework of regional arrangements contained in Chapter VIII of the UN Charter. Through a comprehensive examination of practice, the book evaluates the impact of regional organisations' newly asserted powers to authorise enforcement action and determine when situations within member states warrant their intervention. It inquires into the legal justifications for these developments from within both the UN Charter and regional treaties and practice and asks whether consensual intervention, that is the use of force by regional organisations on the basis of their members' consent, contravenes or constitutes an exception to the prohibition of the use or threat of force under Article 2(4) of the Charter. The book also analyses the regime of complementarity between the UN and regional organisations."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject United Nations.
Security, International.
International organization.
Regionalism (International organization)
Self-defense (International law)
Variant Title Regional organizations and the development of collective security
ISBN 1841134805 (hbk.)