This article explores guidance and control mechanisms for the interpretation of the meaning and effects of peace-coercion law created by the United Nations Security Council, referred to as "UN-system law." Using the military action against Iraq by the Coalition of the Willing in 2003 as a case study, this article identifies institutions, processes and procedures for steering and reviewing the construction of UN-system law-legal input into a government's internal decision process and judicial proceedings in domestic and international courts of law.



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