Frequent agreement on the rule of law in theory is possible in large part because of divergent views on what it means in practice. This essay briefly addresses the content of the rule of law at the international level before discussing the challenge to this idea presently posed by the United Nations Security Council - the one international body with the power to enforce the law, but which is nevertheless loath to submit to it.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Chesterman: 'I'll Take Manhattan': The International Rule of Law and the United Nations Security Council
Simon Chesterman (New York Univ. - Law, Singapore Programme) has posted 'I'll Take Manhattan': The International Rule of Law and the United Nations Security Council (The Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract: