Who Admits New Members to the United Nations? (Think Twice Before You Answer)

53 Pages Posted: 31 May 2012

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John Bernard Quigley

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Date Written: May 29, 2012

Abstract

It is widely assumed that admission to membership in the United Nations requires a favorable recommendation by the Security Council via a vote to which the right of veto applies. However, under the UN Charter, read in light of its drafting history, the veto does not apply to a Security Council vote on admissions, and a favorable recommendation from the Security Council is not required for the General Assembly to admit a state to membership.

Keywords: united nations, membership

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Quigley, John Bernard, Who Admits New Members to the United Nations? (Think Twice Before You Answer) (May 29, 2012). Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 168, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2070057 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2070057

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