By David Bosco
Those of us who follow the UN Security Council closely know that the bible on sometimes byzantine Council practice and rules has long been The Procedure of the UN Security Council, first published in 1975 by Sydney Bailey, and updated several times (most recently in 1998) with Sam Daws. The wait for a new edition of the invaluable book is now over. Oxford University Press recently released the fourth edition. For this edition, Daws teamed up with Loraine Seivers, formerly chief of the Security Council Secretariat branch.