The Draft UNGA Resolution on Syria

The draft UN General Assembly resolution on Syria is here. The language is watered down to win the support of Russia, China and other countries.

For example, the penultimate preambular paragraph:

Reaffirming that all UN member states shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations,

This is a transparent attack on the legitimacy of the Western-backed intervention in Libya, and more generally on the very principle of Responsibility to Protect.

The EU already slammed this language when Syria and its allies inserted it last year.


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