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Law, Legitimacy and United Nations

Thakur, Ramesh


Professor Thakur’s article, ‘Law, Legitimacy and United Nations’, identifies a gap between law and legitimacy in the practice of the United Nations and posits that this is a serious challenge to the authority of the organisation. Thakur detects this ‘legitimacy deficit’ with respect to a number of areas. He points to the difficulties with international sanctions regimes, the concerns regarding the structure of the Security Council and questions relating to the motivations underpinning...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Melbourne Journal of International Law


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