Responsibility of the United Nations for Macedonia`s Accession

by Igor Janev,

In the present article we shall examine the legal consequences of the unlawful admission of Macedonia to UN membership and the possible ways of judicial reparation. The emphasis will be placed on the relationship between the rights of states as applicants or members of the UN Organization, as derived from the Charter, other general UN documents and the UN legal practices on one side, and the duties of the Organization relating to those rights (i.e. its adherence to the provisions of the Charter), on the other hand. Before analyzing in more depth the illegal character and legal effects of the breaches made by the UN Organization in the process of admitting Macedonia as UN member and the means of restituting the proper legal status of Macedonia as member of the United Nations, we shall briefl y account on the problem of legal responsibility of international organizations (in particular the United Nations) for their unlawful acts (or omissions), with special attention to those acts that are committed in their relations with their member states and other international legal persons.

published in Vol 6 - No 1 - 2006 // War And Conflict in a Globalising World

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  • Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (chair) Hertie School of Governance
  • Larry Diamond Stanford University
  • Tom Gallagher University of Bradford
  • Alena Ledeneva University College London
  • Michael McFaul Stanford University
  • Philippe Schmitter Stanford University
  • Helen Wallace London School of Economics and Political Science

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  • Ingi Iusmen

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