MH-17’s UNSC resolution: Will it change anything?

Regarding MH-17 flight we have now UNSC resolution calling for independent international investigation. From the legal point of view how does this change the situation, if anyhow? Read few comments.

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Putin in correct. Is he also right?

Russian President  Vladimir Putin said: I would like to draw your attention to one absolutely key aspect: In line with international law, only the U.N. Security Council can sanction the use of force against a sovereign state. Any other pretext or method which might be used to justify the use of force against an independent sovereign state is inadmissible and can only be interpreted as an aggression.

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Who will govern and control Internet?

According to media reports the US resists control of Internet passing to UN agency.

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U.N. rights chief urges ‘immediate’ international steps to protect Syrians

By Navi Pillay, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Will the world do something on famine in East Africa?

The experts point out a sustainable solution for the future, but one also doubts a bit the magnitude of the current crisis.

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What is the legacy of Ban Ki-moon’s first term as UN Secretary-General

He wants to stay in the office for the second term.

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Ivory Coast: The potential for large-scale violence seems likely

Experts are not very optimistic about the situation.

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Ban Ki-moon was too quiet in China

UN Secretary General is famous for his quiet diplomacy. But human rights group has criticized Ban Ki-moon for failing to raise human rights issues at talks with China’s President Hu Jintao.

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Will Germany, India, Brazil and others change the current configuration of Security Council?

And BTW do we need UN Security Council? The UN General Assembly has elected India, South Africa, Colombia, Germany and Portugal as the five new non-permanent members of the Security Council. The five members elected last year – Bosnia, Brazil, Gabon, Lebanon and Nigeria – will remain on the council until the end of the next year.

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Is DR Congo better off with UN troops?

MONUC and MONUSCO mission. Failure or success? And how important is for DR Congo the presence of peacekeepers.

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