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The research will carry out a literature review on what obtains about its law making powers which makes it quite interesting considering the fact that the Security Council is a political organ. This is due to the fact that it is one of the few organs aside the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that make binding decisions on member states. It will be argued that the council does actually make laws even if it previously didn’t do so considering its recent resolutions such as the resolution on terrorism and the resolution establishing the International Compensation Commission following the Gulf War and the sanctions on Iraq considering their long term implications. Even though the Security Council has become sort of a global legislature for the reasons stated above, for the arguments that would be canvassed in Chapter 2 of this dissertation, it will be argued that the Security Council being a political organ is not the right forum for law making as the case maybe. Due to the fact that there is no legislature at the international level, it became the ultimate world authority even though its primary pre-occupation is the maintenance of international peace and security. The word peace and security being viewed in the positive rather than just the prevention of war can encompass any subject and thus comes within the jurisdiction of the Security Council to legislate upon.


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