Some relevant selections of
The Charter ofWE THE PEOPLE OF THE
UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED to save succeeding generations from the scourge of
war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to
reaffirm With in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the
human person, in the equal rights of men and women, and of nations large and
small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the
obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can
be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in
The Organization and its Members, in pursuit
of the Purposes stated in Article 1, shall act in accordance with the
The United Nations
- The Organization is based on the principle of the sovereign equality of
all its members....
- All Members shall settle their international disputes by
peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and
justice, are not endangered.
- 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.
- The parties to any dispute, the continuance of which is likely to
endanger the maintenance of international peace and security, shall, first
of all, seek a solution by negotiation, enquiry, mediation, conciliation,
arbitration, judicial settlement, resort to regional agencies or
arrangements, or other peaceful means of their own choice.
- The Security Council shall, when it deems necessary, call upon the
parties to settle their disputes by such means.
Commission of Inquiry for the International War Crimes Tribunal