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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

United Nations Trusteeship System

Andriy Y Melnyk

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 July 2019

Subject(s):
International organizations, practice and procedure

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The International Trusteeship System was established in 1945 under the authority of the United Nations (UN) in accordance with Chapters XII and XIII UN Charter for the administration and supervision of a certain category of non-self-governing territories in the aftermath of World War II. The trusteeship regime can be regarded as a successor of the mandate system under the League of Nations (‘League’). Since the principal objective of the UN Trusteeship System (‘TS’) has been to govern the territories placed thereunder (‘trust territories’) for the benefit of...
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