2008/05/03

Charter of the United Nations

Article 2
The Organization and its Members, in pursuit of the Purposes stated in Article 1, shall act in accordance with the following Principles.

1. The Organization is based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all its Members.

2. All Members, in order to ensure to all of them the rights and benefits resulting from membership, shall fulfill in good faith the obligations assumed by them in accordance with the present Charter.

3. All Members shall settle their international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered.

4. All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.

Source: Charter of the United Nations

Stick to it or leave the club.

Sven Ortmann

4 comments:

  1. I take it the reference is to the USA occupation of Iraq.

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  2. 75% correct, just switch one letter.

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  3. Maybe you should read Article 51:

    "Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security. Measures taken by Members in the exercise of this right of self-defense shall be immediately reported to the Security Council and shall not in any way affect the authority and responsibility of the Security Council under the present Charter to take at any time such action as it deems necessary in order to maintain or restore international peace and security."

    You really need to learn how to read.

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  4. No, thanks.

    Article 51 does not change what I wrote - it's exclusively about self-defense.
    The key to understanding these articles is a non-distorted understanding of what "self-defense" is.
    To threaten and attack countries who are not friendly and have significant weaponry is no self-defense.

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