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International law: The Court, Commission and Judges

  • Ian Sinclair

Abstract

Within the system of the Charter international law is accorded a significant role. This is in keeping with the declared common intention of the founding fathers of the Organisation, as expressed in the Preamble to the Charter, ‘to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained’.

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Security Council Vienna Convention Advisory Opinion Special Rapporteur Draft Article 
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