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Project leader(s)

The project will advance pragmatic, evidence-based policy proposals designed to strengthen the Council’s future practice in critical thematic areas, including:

  • the importance of the rule of law in securing and maintaining peace which is based on principles of justice
  • commitment to the rule of law by those involved in peacekeeping-peacebuilding nexus, particularly through the civil/military dimension
  • commitment within the Council to the rule of law in its decision making, working methods and institutional practice relating to sanctions
  • commitment within the Council to the rule of law in its consideration of the use of force.

The project specifically aims to:

  • critically evaluate the theory and practice of the UN Security Council’s decision-making over the past decade to promote the rule of law
  • advance pragmatic, evidence-based policy proposals designed to increase the Council’s ability to strengthen the rule of law in its peacebuilding activities (with particular emphasis on the role of effective civil-military coordination), as well as in its use of sanctions and force
  • identify the role Australia and other actors might play in promoting these proposals in the UN Security Council and more broadly.

This is a Linkage Project between the ANU Centre for International Governance and Justice and the Australian Government’s Australian Civil-Military Centre, funded by the Australian Research Council.

Project outcomes

Workshop discussion papers

Working papers

  • Peacekeeping
  • Sanctions
  • Use of force
  • Strengthening the rule of law through the United Nations Security Council

Resources and links are grouped by topic.

United Nations Security Council and the rule of law

Peacekeeping and the rule of law

Sanctions and the rule of law

Use of force and the rule of law

Alan Ryan, Hilary Charlesworth, Penny Wensley & Jeremy Farrall.

Strengthening the rule of law through the UN Security Council - proposal launch

11 November 2016

Strengthening the rule of law through the UN Security Council proposals were launched earlier this week.

Submission congratulations!

26 April 2016

Congratulations Shane!

UN Security Council Chamber, UN headquarters, New York City

New publication - rule of law and the UN Security Council

07 April 2016

New publication by Jeremy Farrall and Hilary Charlesworth on rule of law and the UN Security Council.

United Nations Security Council and the rule of law

24 March 2016

Dr. Jeremy Farrall and Prof. Hilary Charlesworth traveled to New York this month to launch a set of policy recommendations to strengthen the rule of law through UNSC’s practice.

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New York launch of policy proposals for strengthening the rule of law through the UN Security Council

21 March 2016

On Friday 11 March Dr. Jeremy Farrall and Prof. Hilary Charlesworth launched the Policy Proposals on Strengthening the Rule of Law through the UN Security Council.

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