UN Documents for Justice, Rule of Law and Impunity: Security Council Letters

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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.
6 March 2020 S/2020/181 This was a letter sent to the Council president by the Netherlands, on behalf of Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine, which informed the Council that the criminal trial of four individuals (three Russians and one Ukrainian) who are charged for their role in downing flight MH17 would start on 9 March in The Hague under Dutch law.
4 February 2020 S/2020/98 This was a concept note circulated by Belgium prior to the open debate on transitional justice.
24 January 2020 S/2020/67 This was a letter from the Secretary-General conveying the notice of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) order indicating provisional measures in the case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (The Gambia v. Myanmar).
31 December 2019 S/2020/1 This was a concept note circulated by Viet Nam ahead of the debate on “Maintenance of international peace and security: upholding the UN Charter”
1 November 2018 S/2018/982 This was a concept note circulated by China for the open debate on “Maintenance of international peace and security: strengthening multilateralism and the role of the United Nations”.
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 2015 S/2015/87 This was a concept note circulated by China for the open debate on “Maintenance of international peace and security: reflect on history, reaffirm the strong commitment to the purposes and principles of the Charter of the UN”.
3 February 2014 S/2014/75 This was a concept note circulated by Lithuania for the open debate on the rule of law.
14 January 2014 S/2014/30 This was the concept note for the 29 January 2014 open debate on "War, its lessons, and the search for a permanent peace".
24 December 2012 S/2012/959 In this letter, the Council informed the Secretary-General of his wish that the rule of law report be submitted to it as close to the due date as possible (19 January 2013).
19 December 2012 S/2012/958 In this letter, the Secretary-General requested an extension to 31 October 2013 to issue the rule of law report originally due by 19 January 2013.