United Nations

Global Rights Host Discussion on the Continuing Crisis in Darfur: The United Nations Response

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

Source: Global Rights, 16 February 2005

A distinguished panel of experts gathered at Global Rights’ Washington, DC
headquarters to address an audience of more than 100 guests on the subject
of the United Nations’ response to the ongoing crisis in Darfur, Sudan.
Moderated by Global Rights’ Board Chair Jim Fitzpatrick, the speakers – Kelly
Askin, Senior Legal Officer of the International Justice Program at the Open
Society Institute; Salih Booker, Executive Director of Africa Action; Omer…

UN Security Council: Resolution 1564

Saturday, September 18th, 2004

By 11 votes to none, with 4 abstentions (Algeria, China, Pakistan, Russian Federation) on 18 September 2004

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolution 1556 (2004) of 30 July 2004, the statement of its President of 25 May 2004 (S/PRST/2004/18), its resolution 1547 (2004) of 11 June 2004 and resolution 1502 (2003) of 26 August 2003, and taking into account the Plan of Action agreed by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative to Sudan and…

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraphs 6and 13 to 16 of Security Council resolution 1556 (2004)

Monday, August 30th, 2004

DRAFT (30/8/04)
United Nations S/2004/

Security Council

Distr.: General
30 August 2004

Original: English

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraphs 6and 13 to 16 of Security Council resolution 1556 (2004)

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraphs 6 and 13 to 16 of Security Council resolution 1556 of 30 July, 2004. In resolution 1556, the Security…

SECURITY COUNCIL DEMANDS SUDAN DISARM MILITIAS IN DARFUR

Friday, July 30th, 2004

Security Council

5015th Meeting (AM)…

UN Security Council: Sudan must on Darfur in 30 days or face measures

Friday, July 30th, 2004

Sudan

UN News Centre 30 July 2004 Sudan must act on Darfur in 30 days or face measures, Security Council warns 30 July 2004 – The Security Council today adopted a resolution paving the way for action against Sudan in 30 days if it does not make progress on pledges to disarm the militias accused of indiscriminate murders, rapes and other attacks against civilians in the Darfur region – a move…

UN Security Council : ADOPTING RESOLUTION 1556

Friday, July 30th, 2004

Security Council
5015th Meeting (AM)…

UN Security Council Resolution 1502

Tuesday, August 26th, 2003

Adopted unanimously by the Security Council at its 4814th meeting, on 26 August 2003

The Security Council,

Reiterating its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security and, in this context, the need to promote and ensure respect for the principles and rules of international humanitarian law,

Reaffirming its resolutions 1296 (2000), of 19 April 2000, and 1265 (1999), of 17 September 1999, on protection of civilians in armed conflict, and…

Judgment of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

Monday, February 16th, 1998

Source Document: http://www.un.org/icty/celebici/jugement/part6.htm

UNITED NATIONS

Judgment of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the case of Delalic et al. (I.T-96-21) “Celebici” 16 November 1998

Part VI. Judgment

FOR THE FOREGOING REASONS, having considered all of the evidence and the arguments of the parties, the Statute and the Rules, the TRIAL CHAMBER finds, and imposes sentences, as follows:

With respect to the first accused, ZEJNIL DELALIC:

Counts 13 and 14: NOT GUILTY of a…

Genocide: Definition and Controversies

Monday, January 1st, 1996

Genocide Convention 1948

The definitional article included in the 1948 convention stipulates:

Article II

In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(a) Killing members of the group; (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring…

Convention on the Punishment and Prevention of the Crime of Genocide

Monday, January 1st, 1996

The Contracting Parties,

Having considered the declaration made by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 96 (I) dated 11 December 1946 that genocide is a crime under international law, contrary to the spirit and aims of the United Nations and condemned by the civilized world,

Recognizing that at all periods of history genocide has inflicted great losses on humanity, and

Being convinced that, in order to liberate mankind from…