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Studies in International Relations
THE SECURITY COUNCIL AS ADMINISTRATOR OF JUSTICE?
Reflections on the Antagonistic Relationship between Power and Law
Studies in International Relations, XXXII
Date of appearance: February 2011
I. The role of the Security Council in the absence of a balance of power
II. The Security Council and ad hoc international tribunals
1. Questions of legal authority
A. The creation of courts by the Security
by the Security Council
a. Criminal courts as coercive measures for the maintenance or restoration of international peace and security?
b. Can a court of law be established by executive fiat?
c. Other legal problems
B. The establishment of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
2. Questions of competence and credibility in the operation of courts
III. The Security Council and the International Criminal Court
IV. The Security Council's legal and practical incompetence as a "terrorism court"
V. Conclusion: The delegitimization of international criminal law by the Security Council
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