As mentioned earlier, EUglobal is hosting a workshop in the margins of the ESIL 2016 Conference in Riga. The papers for this workshop are posted here on the Interest Group blog. Today’s paper is written by Charlotte Beaucillon, and is entitled “EU legal identity, procedural rights and international sanctions: Transforming the Individual into a Subject of Collective Security Law?“. Here is the abstract:
“Analysing the influence of the European Union (EU) on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) practice of international sanctions implies the connexion of two distinct ages on the timeline of the law of international organisations: first, the classical intergovernmental model; second, the modern integration-beyond-the-State pattern.
Far from being anecdotic, this ontological distinction between the UN and the EU constitutes the cultural background against which the interactions between both organisations will be analysed. This fundamental divide will help explaining why and how the EU, more than any other international actor, could lead to a major change into the UN culture: the emergence of the individual as a subject of collective security law.
This paper examines the extent to which the EU has been crucial in the acceptance of the individual as a bearer of international rights and capable of exercising them within the collective security regime.”