UN Documents for Justice, Rule of Law and Impunity

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
13 December 2018 S/RES/2447 This was a resolution drafted by the Netherlands and Côte d’Ivoire on “strengthening support to police, justice and corrections areas in peacekeeping operations and special political missions”.
16 April 2014 S/RES/2150 This was a resolution calling on all states to prevent and fight against genocide, and other serious crimes under international law, reaffirming the principle of responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, and underscoring the importance of taking into account lessons learned from the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which Hutu and others who opposed the genocide were also killed.
17 June 2011 S/RES/1989 This resolution empowered the Ombudsperson to make delisting recommendations to the 1267/1989 Committee.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
20 August 2019 S/PRST/2019/8 A presidential statement where the Council reaffirms the fundamental importance of the four 1949 Geneva Conventions for the protection of those affected by armed conflict.
21 February 2014 S/PRST/2014/5 This presidential statement underlined the importance of support to strengthening the rule of law institutions of the host country by a number of peacekeeping operations and special political missions within the scope of their mandates.
9 October 2012 S/PRST/2012/21 This presidential statement followed briefings by the President and Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and emphasised the need for further pledges of voluntary contributions in order to allow the Court to complete its mandate in a timely manner.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
11 June 2013 S/2013/341 This was the annual rule of law report on measuring the effectiveness of the support provided by the UN for the promotion of the rule of law in conflict and post-conflict situations.
12 October 2011 S/2011/634 This was the report on the rule of law and transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict situations.
15 July 2008 S/2008/458 This was a UNMIK report covering the period from 1 March to 25 June 2008, addressing the rule of law as a stand-alone issue.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
31 August 2018 S/2018/810 This was the outcome document of the Arria-formula meeting of the Security Council on achievements, challenges and synergies in the relationship between the Council and the International Criminal Court, held on 6 July 2018.
24 July 2018 S/2018/560 This letter transmitted the summary, prepared by Poland, of the open debate held on 17 May on upholding international law within the context of the maintenance of international peace and security.
3 February 2014 S/2014/75 This was a concept note circulated by Lithuania for the open debate on the rule of law.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
20 August 2019 S/PV.8599 A meeting record from the Council's adoption of S/PRST/2019/8 reaffirming the fundamental importance of the four 1949 Geneva Conventions for the protection of those affected by armed conflict.
13 August 2019 S/PV.8596 A briefing on “the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions—upholding humanity in modern conflict”.
1 April 2019 S/PV.8499 This was a briefing by ICRC President Peter Maurer and Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School Naz Modirzadeh on the promotion and strengthening of the rule of law, with a focus on International humanitarian law.
Selected Security Council Press Statements View All
30 June 2019 SC/13869 This was on the Council’s 28-29 June visiting mission to Kuwait and Iraq.
15 August 2013 SC/11094 This press statement welcomed the conclusion of the special transitional regime established by the Greentree Agreement concerning the Bakassi Peninsula.
15 June 2012 SC/10674 The Council expressed concern at the detention of the ICC staff members.
Selected General Assembly Documents View All
28 September 2018 A/73/292 This was the report of the Secretary-General titled Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of UN personnel.
1 August 2015 A/70/4 This was the annual report of the ICJ.
13 August 2013 A/68/314 This was a report by the ICC on its activities for 2012/2013.
Selected Peacebuilding Commission Documents View All
29 October 2010 PBC/4/LBR/L.1 This was a draft statement of mutual commitments on peacebuilding in Liberia, published by the Liberia configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission.
Selected Human Rights Council Documents View All
29 December 2008 CCPR/C/94/D/1472/2006 This was the Human Rights Committee’s communication regarding the case of Nabil Sayadi and Patricia Vinc against Belgium.
16 July 2002 S/2002/764 This was a report of the joint fact-finding mission on the situation in Kisangani (DRC) presented to the Council by the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Selected Other Documents View All
4 August 2014 S/2014/521 This was a list of the ICJ vacancies and the candidates nominated in 2014.
1 August 2010 Report from OHCHR on DRC This was a mapping the most serious human rights violations in the DRC from 1993-2003.
30 June 2010 S/2010/288 This was the report of the Security Council mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (13 to 16 May 2010).