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Part I The Concept of Statehood in International Law, Ch.4 Issues of Statehood Before United Nations Organs

James Crawford

From: The Creation of States in International Law (2nd Edition)

James R Crawford

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 September 2020

The word ‘State’ occurs thirty-four times in the United Nations Charter.1 To be admitted to the United Nations an applicant must be a ‘State’.2 To bring a question concerning international peace and security, or any other dispute, before the United Nations, it is necessary to be a ‘State’.3 To be entitled to participate without vote in the Security Council’s consideration of any dispute, a party to the dispute must be a ‘State’.4 To become a party to the Statute of the International Court an applicant must be a ‘State’.5 There is thus much opportunity for...
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