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"The first line of the United Nations Charter commits us to saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war," UN General Assembly President ... what are now known as the "sustaining peace resolutions," which renew the world body's commitment to conflict prevention as embodied in the UN Charter.
In accordance with Article 7 of the UN Charter, the Security Council has the authority to act in the event of a threat to peace or an act of aggression. Article 51 speaks of the legitimate right of states for individual or collective self-defense. It seems obvious that the Security Council does not have the authority ...

Although Article 2(4) of the UN Charter prohibits members from threatening or using force against another member, there are certain exceptions that may apply to the U.S. military involvement in Yemen, such as the Yemeni government's consent. However, recent reports that Yemen's President Hadi is ...
April 14, 2018 (EIRNS)—Russia and China sharply rejected the unilateral military strike against the nation of Syria by the other three permanent members of the UN Security Council, denouncing it as a violation of the UN Charter and international law, during Saturday's emergency UNSC meeting called by Russia.
I think the question of whether the U.N. Charter is law is misleading or meaningless or both, for reasons that I hope this post will make apparent. But now that I have your attention, I want to sketch a few thoughts about the varied reactions to the airstrikes in Syria by the United States, Great Britain, and France ...
April 14, 2018 (EIRNS)—Russia and China sharply rejected the unilateral military strike against the nation of Syria by the other three permanent members of the UN Security Council, denouncing it as a violation of the UN Charter and international law, during Saturday's emergency UNSC meeting called by Russia.

"From the beginning, we have witnessed systematic violations of international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and international law tout court -- in utter disregard of the letter and spirit of the United Nations Charter." Guterres said he had been following closely the reports of airstrikes in ...
... strikes in Syria conducted by the United States, France and the United Kingdom. There's an obligation, particularly when dealing with matters of peace and security, to act consistently with the Charter of the United Nations and with international law in general. The UN Charter is very clear on these issues.
A quick look at the contemporary international order reveals that the collective security system established by the United Nations Charter and put into place ... So when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and the Soviet Union collapsed, there was a wave of optimism that mirrored the preamble to the UN Charter ...
With that in mind, the bulk of the text was devoted to specifying the legal and historical rights of the Jews to their state, from the Bible down to the United Nations Charter. The declaration's formulation illuminates its secular character: It was not on a divine promise that the state grounded the justification for its ...
NEW YORK, Feb 22, (KUNA): Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Wednesday presided over a high-level UN Security Council meeting on “Purposes and Principles of the Charter of the United Nations in the maintenance of international ...
NEW YORK, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- The United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley stressed Wednesday on the need to regularly revise the UN Charter to improve the UNSC performance on key issues. The remarks were made during the UNSC's session on the goals and principles of the UN Charter to ...
Morocco's permanent representative to the UN, ambassador Omar Hilale, was unanimously elected on Tuesday (by all 193 UN member states) as president of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization for the year 2018. The UN ...
The Committee on the UN charter is tasked with considering, inter alia, any specific proposals that Governments might make with a view to enhancing the ability of the United Nations to achieve its purposes as well as other suggestions for the more effective functioning of the United Nations that might not ...
Rabat – The 193-United Nations Member States unanimously elected on Tuesday the Moroccan ambassador to the UN, Omar Hilale, as the Chairman of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization for the 2018 year. The election of ...
The Council's communications department said this in response to statements made by leader of Progressive Labour Party (PLP) Clyde van Putten. Van Putten said the Netherlands is guilty of a violation of the UN Charter, which among other things describes the relationship between former colonizers and ...
Bashar Jaafari, Syria's ambassador to United Nations, accused the three Western allies of undermining international peace and security and asked that copies of the UN Charter be distributed to their representatives so they can "enlighten themselves and awaken themselves from their ignorance and ...

... unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic and denounces the missile strikes by the US with the support of Great Britain and France against the territory of Syria delivered on April 14, 2018 in violation of the fundamental principles and norms of international law contrary to the UN Charter and ...
Pakistan has called on all sides to refrain from actions inconsistent with the UN Charter over Syrian chemical weapons attack in Douma, reported Radio Pakistan. In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said that Pakistan condemns the use of chemical weapons anywhere by ...
In a letter addressed to the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday, Iranian envoy Gholamali Khoshroo protested against the accusations and threats raised by the spokesperson of the Saudi military coalition, stressing that such threats and allegations are contrary to the UN Charter ...
MOSCOW, April 12. /TASS/. Threatening Syria with the use of force blatantly violates the United Nations Charter, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday. "The threat to use force against a UN member state is, in itself, a blatant violation of the organization's charter," she ...
China on Saturday criticized the joint attack carried out by the US, the UK and France in Syria and said it violated the UN Charter, complicating further the conflict's solution. Any unilateral military action that bypassed the United Nations Security Council violated the basic principles and norms of international ...
Russia warned the Trump administration Thursday that retaliating against Syria for its suspected chemical attack on its own people would violate the United Nations Charter, and call into question the U.S. commitment to the global body. "The threat to use force against a UN member state is, in itself, ...
Article 1 of the UN Charter, adopted in 1945 in the wake of World War II, states that the UN purposes are “to maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or ...


 

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