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
9 January 2020 S/PRST/2020/1 This was a presidential statement adopted during the ministerial-level debate on "Maintenance of international peace and security: upholding the UN Charter".
20 August 2019 S/PRST/2019/8 This was a presidential statement reaffirming 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.
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
11 December 2020 S/2020/1194 This letter transmitted the concept note circulated ahead of the virtual open debate on the promotion and strengthening of the rule of law, focusing on strengthening the cooperation between the Security Council and the ICJ.
17 May 2020 S/2021/487 The letter transmitted the bi-annual assessments of the president and prosecutor on the IRMCT.
7 May 2020 S/2020/371 This was the 5 May semi-annual briefing by Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the ICC.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
5 November 2021 S/PV.8897 This was a meeting record for an open briefing on the election of the new judge to the International Court of Justice.
8 June 2021 S/PV.8790 This was the semi-annual debate held on the work of the IRMCT.
13 February 2020 S/PV.8723 On 13 February, the Council held an open debate on “transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict situations” under the peacebuilding and sustaining peace agenda item). The meeting was presided over by Belgium's foreign minister, Philippe Goffin. Belgium circulated a concept note ahead of the debate (S/2020/98).
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
1 August 2020 A/75/4 This was the annual report of the ICJ.
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.
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).