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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Uniting for Peace Resolution (1950)

Christina Binder

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 April 2024

Collective security — International organizations, practice and procedure — International peace and security — Peace keeping

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1United Nations General Assembly Resolution 377 (V) (‘Uniting for Peace’ UNGA Res 377 [V] [3 November 1950] UN Doc A/1775, 10 [‘Uniting for Peace Resolution’]) was adopted by the United Nations, General Assembly on 3 November 1950 by 52 votes to five, with two abstentions (International Organizations or Institutions, Secondary Law). The resolution abandoned the sole competence of the United Nations Security Council to act within the framework of the United Nations (UN) system of collective security and empowered the General Assembly to intervene in cases of...
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