On 24 January 2013, the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) announced an award of US $1.3 billion for two claims relating to damages suffered during Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. In a press release, the UNCC said that payments were linked to the “damages to Kuwait’s oil field assets (oil wells, pipelines and related equipment) and associated [...]
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On 4 May 2012, the defence team for Mustafa Badreddine filed a motion challenging the legality of the establishment of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (‘STL’). According to the Badreddine team, the Security Council exceeded its powers when it adopted Resolution 1757(2007) establishing the Tribunal. The Badreddine team argued, based partly on the Tadic interlocutory [...]
The UN Security Council, the Secretary General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights all voiced their satisfaction concerning the conviction of former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor, before the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Security Council’s President Susan Rice issued a Press Statement welcoming the judgment. Ms Rice emphasised that the serious crimes of which [...]
On 14 April in New York, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2042, agreeing to deploy a team of up to thirty UN monitors to Syria in order to oversee the fragile ceasefire between the Syrian government and oppositional forces. A team of six UN monitors arrived in Damascus the following day. The first UN Security [...]
The UN Security Council issued a statement giving full support to the efforts of the Joint Special Envoy for the United Nations and the Arab League to solve the critical situation in Syria. The statement came after several weeks of impasse within the Council, due largely to the reluctance of China and Russia to take [...]