The main objective of this article is the limitations of the Security Council powers regarding its primary responsibility of maintaining international peace and security. The current article focuses on the possibility of applying the jus cogens norms doctrine (peremptory norms) to the Security Council decisions adopted in accordance with chapter vii of the United Nations charter. International peremptory norms are applied to international agreements and treaties, and this research proposes to extend the application of these norms to the Security Council decisions. If one of these decisions was in conflict with international peremptory norms, it will be void ab initio because the Security Council would be under obligation to respect the public international order which particularly consists of international peremptory norms. The results of this research would be useful especially to Arab countries because most of the Security Council decisions which are in conflict with international peremptory norms were adopted in Arab countries or peoples’ related situations and cases
Al Mousa, Mohammed Khalil
"The Security Council Powers in Light of the Peremptory Norms Doctrine,"
Journal Sharia and Law: Vol. 2009:
37, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/sharia_and_law/vol2009/iss37/1