This project examines the fundamental problem of how elected members on the Security Council can influence Council decision-making and norm development. Assembling a research team of international lawyers and political scientists, the project provides a rigorous, multi-disciplinary evaluation of why and when non-permanent Council members have succeeded in impacting the Council's decision-making process, despite lacking the veto power available to the five permanent members. Drawing on recent experiences of elected members, including Australia, the project advances evidence-based and empirically-grounded policy proposals designed to increase the capacity of elected members to exercise power and influence over the Council's agenda and policy.
Fields of research
International Law; Human Rights and Justice Issues
Associate Professor Christopher Michaelsen, University of New South Wales
Associate Professor Jochen Prantl, Australian National University
Dr Jeni Whalan, University of Queensland
Farrall, J., Loiselle, M., Michaelsen, C., Prantl, J., and Whalan, J., Elected Member Influence in the United Nations Security Council (March 17, 2019). Leiden Journal of International Law (forthcoming); ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 19.29. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3488824