The UN Security Council as a forum

for international dispute settlement and legal discourse

GCILS Webinar with Eran Sthoeger in conversation with Christian Tams


We are pleased to invite you to our next GCILS webinar, which focuses on the work of the United Nations Security Council.

The webinar addressed a range of points relating to the role and work of the UN Security Council, among them a discussion of its powers, the Security Council as a forum for legal exchanges, state practice and opinio juris and as an enforcer of international law. Further, the talk covers aspects such as the Security Council as a creator of legal rules and obligations as well as an adjudicator of legal facts and international responsibility.

To discuss this topic, our GCILS Director Christian Tams was joined by our guest speaker,  Eran Sthoeger.  

Eran Sthoeger is a litigator and consultant in international law and an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall Law School. He has more than a decade of experience in international litigation, including as Counsel for Slovenia, Border Arbitration between Slovenia and Croatia; Counsel for Myanmar, Dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary Between Bangladesh and Myanmar in the Bay of Bengal, before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; and for Kenya, Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v. Kenya), before the International Court of Justice. Mr. Sthoeger is a former law clerk at the Supreme Court of Israel and formerly a Policy Analyst at Security Council Report, NY, an organization that follows and analyzes the work of the UN Security Council. He is a member of the New York Bar. Mr. Sthoeger holds a LL.B. in law in history and Jewish history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (summa cum laude) and a LL.M. in International Legal Studies from New York University School of Law. See also

If you are interested in learning more about and in critically discussing the many roles of the Security Council, join us for our next GCILS Webinar, on Wednesday, 10 March 2021 at 3.00pm UK Time. After the presentation and conversation, we will have a Q&A with our audience.

This event was recorded.

The video is embedded below: