3. First exception to the prohibition on the use of force: Security Council authorization to use force

Note: This blog post may be outdated,  We discussed briefly the role of the Security Council in maintaining international peace, security and stability. Article 24 of the UN Charter says that as an organ of the United Nations, it is the Security Council that has the primary responsibility of maintaining international peace, security and stability.Continue reading “3. First exception to the prohibition on the use of force: Security Council authorization to use force”

1. The UN Charter and the Prohibition on the Use of Force

In this lesson we discussed the provisions in the UN Charter relating to the prohibition on the use of force by States in their relations with each other. One of the primary goals of the UN, according to Article 1(1) of the UN Charter is to maintain international peace and security. In order to achieve this aim, Article 2(4) contains a prohibition on the use of force. The prohibition is safeguarded by a system of collective sanctions against any offending State that uses force. This is found in Articles 39-51 of the UN Charter.