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Unformatted text preview: Politics 216 – Intro to the United Nations Chapter 2 Notes 9/15/2006 • Legal Framework of the United Nations • UN Charter o A document that facilitated the development of many administrative groups, and that allocated responsibility It’s goal was to get all the jobs done that a national constitution would o The real test for any constitution is moving from principle to practice o The constitution has continued to evolve by different interpretations by its members Mainly the General Assembly, Security Council, and the International Court. o There have been only 3 UN amendments in over 50 years. o The charter has no “umpire” who has the final say in how it should be interoperated. Instead power is given to the General Assembly who decide how the charter will be interoperated. o Most interpretations of the charter leading to the UN founding have been made politically, rather than bureaucratically. “more in the name of diplomacy, than by law and rule.” •-part of the answer for this weeks question.- • Charter Principles o Operations of the United Nations include Democracy Self-determination Parliamentary preeminence Majority government Law and justice And horizontal federalism • Obligation of member states to one another....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course POLI 216 taught by Professor N\a during the Spring '08 term at Concordia Canada.
- Spring '08
- United Nations