Douhan: Regional Mechanisms of Collective Security: The New Face of Chapter VIII of the UN Charter?

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Alena F. Douhan (Belarusian State Univ. – Law) has published Regional Mechanisms of Collective Security: The New Face of Chapter VIII of the UN Charter? (L’Harmattan 2013). Here’s the abstract:

The maintenance of international peace and security has always provided a fertile ground for disputes both in doctrine and in the field. Today, nearly seven decades after the adoption of the UN Charter, voices are often heard claiming that the Charter’s regime is obsolete and that greater autonomy is needed for regional organizations. In reality, few if any of these claims seek to establish valid mechanisms for the maintenance of international peace and security. Rather, they try to guarantee national or collective interests at the expense of the rule of law. This book, part of the habilitation thesis being prepared by the author, focuses on the changes, factors and activities that have appeared in the sphere of regional organizations’ operations during the last few decades, and tries to determine the face of collective security at the universal and regional levels.

Source: International Law Reporter

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