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The Charter of the United Nations
June 26, 2010 No Comment
The Charter of the United Nations

The Charter of the United Nations was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and came into force on 24 October …

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
December 10, 2009 No Comment
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages. Following …

The Geneva Conventions
August 12, 2008 No Comment
The Geneva Conventions

The Geneva Conventions comprise four treaties and three additional protocols that set the standards in international law for humanitarian treatment of the victims of war. The singular term Geneva Convention refers to the agreements of 1949, negotiated in the aftermath of World War II, updating the terms …

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
January 19, 2008 No Comment
The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to …

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)
June 12, 2007 No Comment
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

The NPT is a landmark international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and …