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Prof. Michael RAMSDEN has published an article “Cooperation with United Nations Atrocity Inquiries” in the Fordham International Law Journal

Prof. Michael RAMSDEN has published an article “Cooperation with United Nations Atrocity Inquiries” in the Fordham International Law Journal.

The article evaluates the legal basis for a State duty to cooperate with atrocity inquiries within the United Nations (“UN”). The conventional understanding is that such duty only exists pursuant to a Security Council decision. Through examination of General Assembly practice in monitoring State cooperation with atrocity inquiries, the article considers whether there is a basis for cooperation to be constructed as a primary obligation under the UN Charter. It considers the extent to which the text of the UN Charter and other sources of international law support a reasonable interpretive claim that a duty to cooperate with UN atrocity inquiries exists. While practice is inconsistent, the article shows there to be seeds from which the General Assembly could, in a “declaration,” confirm an understanding that state cooperation with UN atrocity inquiries is obligatory.

Read the article here.

Posted on 4 February, 2022