India’s statement did not directly refer to the two-state solution or East Jerusalem, which is India’s traditional position on Palestine – and it was noticed.
India’s response was muted, with no reiteration of its long standing position on East Jerusalem being the future capital of Palestine.
In some ways India’s victory at the International Court of Justice is a reflection of “change” at the UN, however small.
The UK withdraws its candidate, leaving the field clear for Dalveer Bhandari, who had the overwhelming support of the UN General Assembly.
Britain, on its part, is looking to avoid an uncomfortable vote by invoking an arcane process that would have a joint committee choose a candidate to fill the vacant spot.
Some arcane provisions of the ICJ’s statute may help a deadlocked UN Security Council and General Assembly reach a decision on who fills the world court’s last vacant seat.
Tough race ahead as British, who stand to lose a privilege taken for granted for decades, pull out all stops.
Without referring to China, India on Thursday called it a disappointing, “short-sighted and counter-productive” move.
A report carried by the KCNA news agency lacked the usual threats against the US, and Trump expressed optimism about a possible improvement in relations.
Michael Sharp, an American, and Zaida Catalan, a Swede, were killed on March 12th while carrying out investigations in central Congo.
Antonio Guterres spoke by telephone with deputy ambassador Kim In Ryong on Tuesday, the North Korean mission to the UN said in a statement on Thursday.
Carla del Ponte, who prosecuted war crimes in Rwanda and Yugoslavia, said there is no political will to prosecute crimes in Syria.
The US-drafted resolution bans North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood.
The repercussions of the Omar al-Bashir case go beyond the African continent and are relevant to discussions relating to the efficacy of international justice.
The move came after Iran announced it had successfully tested rocket technology to put satellites into space, which the US claims breaches UNSC resolutions as the technology can be used to develop missiles.
The US sponsorship for its bid gives India leverage against China, which objects to India’s membership in the NSG.
The US called this launch a message to South Korea, days after its new president took office pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialogue.
“Options whose sell by date has long been over and are now being repackaged as new offerings are unacceptable, said India’s permanent representative to the UN
Overall, the impact of UNSC resolution 2334 condemning Israel’s occupation is likely to be greater than it would have been if Tel Aviv had not reacted so petulantly.
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There is a general consensus that the resolution is only recommendatory since it was passed under Chapter VI of the UN charter, but studying the nature of the resolution proves otherwise.
Although the resolution demanded Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem”, nothing will likely change on the ground.
South Africa, Burundi and The Gambia have all left the international court in recent days after accusing it of a bias against Africa. The African Union is also calling for more countries to exit the court.
Syrian and Russian military officials were not available to comment on the incident.
Guterres must know the world we live in today more globally and more intimately than many a former minister or executive.
Success is not assured by any principle for intervention. But the chances of success can be enhanced and controversies muted if interventions are based on an agreed framework.
Without naming China, Akbaruddin referred to its technical hold on India’s bid against JeM chief Masood Azhar, saying the council was a body that “ponders for six months on whether to sanction leaders of organisations it has itself designated as terrorist entities”.
In Perilous Interventions, Hardeep Singh Puri, an astute observer of the limits of the ‘responsibility to protect’ doctrine, explores the failure of the UNSC on several accounts, especially in Libya.
The UN threatened an arms embargo in South Sudan if President Salva Kiir’s government did not cooperate.
The UNSC will hold secret ballots until a consensus is reached on a candidate to replace UN chief Ban Ki-moon of South Korea who steps down at the end of 2016 after serving two five-year terms.
The report to the UNSC also said a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia had violated humanitarian law by bombing a civilian home in Al-Mahala village.
Saudi Arabia threatened to cut UN funding when its military coalition was blacklisted for killing children in Yemen.
The ballistic missile, launched on Wednesday, landed in or near Japanese-controlled waters. It is the latest in a series of launches by the isolated country in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions.
The former Portuguese prime minister came out on top in a recent UNSC straw poll, despite there being some groundswell for the next UN chief to meet at least one of two criteria – being an east European or a woman.
Anti-terrorist action is not conducted exclusively by the armed forces but also by the police, who are also protected from vexatious litigation by regular law.
China may have denounced the verdict, but it cannot continue to bully its neighbours. The international community must now work to make it part of the solution.
The countries are far beyond poised for partnership as matters stand today. Perhaps a more apt title could have been Poised for Alliance, which would be eye-opening and more forward-looking.
Syria’s opposition has warned the government may open the door just enough to defuse international pressure before restricting access again.
The political dimension of the current deadlock on a convention on international terrorism in the UN General Assembly reflects the different attitudes of member states towards terrorism.
New Delhi is concerned about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project, part of the new ‘Silk Road’, but it need not despair as India is an important part of the existing multi-polar Asia architecture.