Leveraging power and influence on the UN Security Council: The role of elected members

Date & time
12.30–1.30pm Tuesday 31 October 2017

Scully Room

Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, RG Casey Building, John McEwen Crescent, Barton

Dr Jeremy Farrall, Fellow, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, The Australian National University


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Nicole Harman

Presented by Centre for International & Public Law

CIPL International Law Lunchtime Seminar
United Nations

Join a group of 20-25 CIPL members at a monthly brown bag (BYO) lunch to hear short presentations by specialists on recent developments in international law, followed by general discussion.

This seminar will present early findings from a 4-year ARC Discovery Project on why and when non-permanent Security Council members have succeeded in influencing the Council’s decision-making process, despite lacking the veto power. The seminar will focus in particular on comparing and contrasting the recent Security Council experiences of Australia (2013–14) and New Zealand (2015–16).


  • Dr Jeremy Farrall »

    Dr Jeremy Farrall is a Fellow at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University, Adjunct A/Professor at the University of Tasmania, and Convenor of the Academic Network of the United Nations Association of Australia. He previously worked for the United Nations, serving as a Political Affairs Officer for the UN Security Council in New York (2001–04), for the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia (2004–06), and as UN Facilitator for the UN Secretary-General’s Good Offices team that mediated peace talks in Cyprus (2004, 2008). His most recent book is Strengthening the Rule of Law through the UN Security Council (Routledge, 2016, co-edited with Hilary Charlesworth). In 2016 the UN Security Council published his Policy Proposals for Strengthening the Rule of Law through the UN Security Council, co-authored with Hilary Charlesworth and Alan Ryan, as an official Council document (S/2016/397).


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