IV. ICJ Cases Relating to Sovereignty, Sovereign Equality, Non-Intervention, Statehood, and Consular and Diplomatic Relations (1984 – 2017)

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts, categorizing ICJ decisions as it relates to a particular theme, using the summaries provided in the ICJ website. Other themes will include, decisions on maritime time and territorial boundaries, on the use of force, cases where the ICJ refused to exercise its jurisdiction, or whereContinue reading “IV. ICJ Cases Relating to Sovereignty, Sovereign Equality, Non-Intervention, Statehood, and Consular and Diplomatic Relations (1984 – 2017)”

Documents: Palestine Bid for Statehood: Report of the Committee on the Admission of New Members (Palestine)

On 23 September 2011, the President of the Palestinian Authority applied for full membership of the UN. The Secretary General transmitted this to the Security Council who sought the views of the Admissions Committee under Rule 59 of the Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Security Council.The Committee reverted to the Security Council with its Report (reproduced in full below), which said that given the divergent views of its members, the Committee was unable to make a recommendation on whether Palestine should be admitted as a member State. The Report summarizes the discussions had in the Committee.