The UN, NATO, and International Law After Kosovo

@article{OConnell2000TheUN,
  title={The UN, NATO, and International Law After Kosovo},
  author={Mary Ellen O’Connell},
  journal={Human Rights Quarterly},
  year={2000},
  volume={22},
  pages={57 - 89}
}
  • M. O’Connell
  • Published 1 February 2000
  • Political Science
  • Human Rights Quarterly
NATO's decision on 13 October 1998 to use force in Yugoslavia' and its subsequent use of force beginning on 24 March 19992 were inconsistent with both the explicit terms of the United Nations Charter and Security Council practice. Most of NATO's member states have argued that the situation was exceptional and should have no bearing on the future need for Security Council authorization. Not so the United States; US officials have not spoken of an exception. Several high-ranking officials of the… 
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TLDR
The problems of enforcing human rights norms in a world between the “state of nature” and the "collective bodies” of the UN system are explored, which are a recipe for paralysis or unilateralism.
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