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Dear All, I find myself once again bringing up the subject of the legality or "illegality" of the implementation of Security Council resolutions. UNMOVIC was created by resolution 1284 of 17 December 1999. As you all remember, three of the five permanent members of the Security Council (namely France, China and Russia) abstained from voting on this resolution. According to Article 27 of the Charter of the UN, this resolution should NOT have even been adopted, because it did not fulfill the requirement laid down by the Charter: it did not acquire the CONCURRING VOTE OF ALL FIVE PERMANENT MEMBERS. For that resolution to have been adopted exposes the dual standards of the UN, which punishes one country for violating the Charter by violating the Charter itself!!! Under international law, and especially the Charter of the UN, Iraq is absolutely right in refusing to cooperate with a resolution that was passed in violation of the procedures demanded by the Charter. Implementing such resolutions is a violation of international law, as Elias Davidsson explained in a message I recently posted. I wonder why anti-sanctions groups do not take this issue into consideration, and why it is not used in our campaigns. Apart from Ramsey Clark, no group has used this issue in its campaigns. I believe this is a very important issue that we should adopt, given that Iraq's crime was violating international law. HZ _________________________________________________________ Check your email always! Anytime, anywhere, with Maktoob Mobile http://www.maktoob.com _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk