According to Art. 2(7) of the UN Charter, the United Nations is not authorized “to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any State”. This is a matter of national sovereignty reaffirmed in Art. 2(1). The Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among states in Accordance with the Charter of the United Nations (1970)1 is even more specific in this respect. While reaffirming the principles set out in Art. 2 of the UN Charter, it stipulates:By virtue of the principle of equal...
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