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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Friendly Relations Declaration (1970)

Helen Keller

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 September 2022

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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). 

1 The Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in Accordance with the Charter of the United Nations (‘Friendly Relations Declaration’; ‘Declaration’) was adopted without vote—signalling that it represented a consensus (Lowe [2007] 100)—as part of United Nations General Assembly (‘UNGA’; United Nations, General Assembly) Resolution 2625 (XXV) of 24 October 1970. The UNGA intended to set a ‘landmark’ in the codification and progressive development of international law, and emphasized the importance of...
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