The Role of the Security Council
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paragraph 51 in volume 1, chapter 4, The Post-Adjudication Phase

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Comparison of the relevant Articles of the Covenant and the Charter is instructive. Read literally, Article 13 imposed on the Council of the League the absolute duty of examining the conduct of the litigating States, and if it should find some failure to carry out the judgment, then to propose what steps should be taken to give effect to it. Hardly an easy task! What is more, such an interpretation is not compatible with any…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Role of the Security Council”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 18 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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