The UN Resolution “Uniting for Peace” and the International Court of Justice Practice

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Author: Valentina Rzhevskaya

Keywords: “Uniting for Peace”; an advisory opinion; International Court of Justice; the competence of international bodies; the maintenance of international peace and security; the UN General Assembly; UN Security Council


The UN General Assembly’s Resolution 377(V) “Uniting for Peace” is considered to be either “the last resort” of peace maintenance in case of the UN Security Council’s impotence, or an illegal attempt to redistribute the powers between the Security Council and the General Assembly. The article examines provisions of the resolution and sums up some opinions on it in the scholarship of international law. It analyzes on this basis the attitude of the International Court of Justice towards the “Uniting for Peace” resolution, as revealed in the course of its practice.