Collective Security by Alexander OrakhelashviliCollective Security by Alexander Orakhelashvili

Collective Security

byAlexander Orakhelashvili

Hardcover | May 7, 2011

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Over the past one hundred years, the conceptual and legal aspects of collective security have been the subject of much debate. Rapid developments within the United Nations, its precursor the League of Nations, and regional security institutions, as well as the interaction between them, meanthis debate has not so far succeeded in capturing the essence and implications of collective security. These developments in State and institutional practice strike at the heart of the entire system of collective security, which consists of universal, regional, and sub-regional levels, and indicate how the relationship between these various levels should be construed. Although the idea of collectivesecurity has raised high political expectations, it has always been based on legal instruments. Consequently, legal principles determine how far the delegated powers of collective security institutions extend and how the competencies of the United Nations relate to those of regional organisations. This book demonstrates that this inter-level interaction could find its expression in cooperation as well as confrontation between various collective security institutions, and influence the scope of competence of relevant collective security organs. This process then reinforces the concept of theunity of the multi-faceted system of collective security within which no institution has the power to conclusively define or interpret its own competence or that of other institutions. The book's originality lies in its dynamic and decentralised approach that focuses on the interaction between thedifferent levels of collective security and in its comprehensive coverage of all pertinent institutions, competences, and relevant practice.
Alexander Orakhelashvili (LLM Leiden, PhD Cantab.) is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Birmingham. He previously taught international law in the Universities of London, Oxford, and Cambridge. His research includes all areas of international law. He has previously published Peremptory Norms in International Law (OUP, 2006) and Th...
Title:Collective SecurityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.2 inPublished:May 7, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199579849

ISBN - 13:9780199579846

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Essence of Collective Security2. Historical Evolution3. Collective Security Institutions4. The Regime of Competence Allocation5. The Identification of Threats6. Responses to Threats7. Collective Security and Self-Defence8. Peace Operations9. Legal Consequences of Illegal Collective Security DecisionsConclusions