Security council reform: an assessment of article 23 and 27.3 of the charter of the United Nations
Shah, Adrian Kantilal
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This dissertation is geared towards providing an analytical study of the reform of the Security Council. This Chapter of the dissertation lays out an initial introduction. In addition, it illuminates on the problems which will be tackled in the dissertation as well as highlighting the research questions. Though this is a well-documented debate a justification for this particular study will also be provided. As a result of the wealth of literature in this particular area, a sample of the views held by certain authors will be given. The study which follows in the subsequent Chapters operates on certain hypothesis and assumptions which are highlighted below. Furthermore, the methods which were used in the study as well as the limitations which may arise have been outlined. Furthermore, this Chapter provides a succinct chapter breakdown of the dissertation. In totality, this dissertation aims to address two legal problems regarding the Security Council. The first of these is whether or not Article 23.1 of the Charter reflects the desires of the member-states that are party to the Charter. If not what is the most suitable solution. The second theme is whether or not the voting system, with respect to matters which are not procedural (Article 27.3), is the most ideal and if not what needs to be adjusted.