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

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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.
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.
19 January 2012 S/PRST/2012/1 The Council adopted a statement on justice and the rule of law as “an indispensable element for peaceful coexistence and the prevention of armed conflict.”
29 June 2010 S/PRST/2010/11 This was on justice and rule of law and asked the Secretary-General to provide a follow-up report withitn 12 months to take stock of the progress made on recommendations from the 2004 Secretary-General's report.
12 February 2010 S/PRST/2010/2 This was a statement on transition and exit strategies for UN peacekeeping operations that recalled the importance of protection of civilians throughout the life cycle of such operations and other relevant missions in line with resolution 1894.
22 July 2009 S/PRST/2009/23 This was a presidential statement regarding post-conflict peacebuilding.
1 January 2006 S/PRST/2006/28 This statement affirmed the Council's commitment to promoting justice and the rule of law. It also asked the 1267 Committee to continue to work on its listing and de-listing procedures. It contained the Council's most statement on the "listing/delisting" issue.
10 November 2005 S/PRST/2005/55 This was the first time the Council condemned a terrorist attack calling on states to combat terrorism while complying with human rights.
12 July 2005 S/PRST/2005/30 This was on the role of the Council in a Humanitarian Crisis. This statement reiterated the Council’s concern about insecurity along the borders between the Sudan, Chad and the CAR and its impact on civilians and humanitarian operations and expressed its readiness to authorise the deployment of a multidimensional presence in Chad and the CAR. It also stressed the importance of justice and the rule of law in post conflict situations and the need for the end of impunity as a part of peace agreements.
6 October 2004 S/PRST/2004/34 This statement expressed the Council's intention to consider the matter of justice and the rule of law in conflict and post-conflict societies within six months and asked the Secretary General to make proposals for rapid implementation of the recommendations made in the Secretary-General's report of 23 August on strengthening United Nations support for transitional justice and the rule of law in conflict and post-conflict countries.
25 May 2004 S/PRST/2004/17 This presidential statement asked the Secretary-General to establish an international commission of inquiry to investigate all human rights violations committed in Côte d'Ivoire since 19 September 2002 and determine responsibility.
26 January 2004 S/PRST/2004/2 This statement was on post-conflict national reconciliation asked the Secretary-General to give consideration to the views expressed in the 26 January open debate in the preparation of his report on justice and the rule of law.
24 September 2003 S/PRST/2003/15 The Council welcomed the offer by the Secretary-General to provide a report to guide further consultations on justice and the rule of law.