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Ascertaining inchoate threats to international peace and security

ByIsobel Roele

This chapter deals with the ability of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to determine the existence of a threat to international peace and security. It looks at the measures the Security Council has taken that have both responded to and pre-empted the findings of the Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change (HLP) in 2004.1 This report emphasized both the new security environment to which the Council must adapt itself and the legitimacy of the Council’s operation as elements of the Council’s continuing credibility.