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United Nations
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I. Historical Background

The Charter of the United Nations, signed in San Francisco in 1945, dedicated the new institution to the maintenance of international peace and security (Art. 1.1). In stipulating a variety of purposes to seek to fulfill this objective, the Charter also recogn…

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Nazila Ghanea, “United Nations”, in: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, General Editor Gerhard Robbers. Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-9749_elr_COM_000114>
First published online: 2015

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