Resources - United Nations Security Council and the rule of law

 

Key policy documents

United Nations, The United Nations rule of law indicators: Implementation guide and project tools (UN, 2011). (PDF 1.6 MB)

Report from the Austrian Initiative 2004-2008, The UN Security Council and the rule of law: The role of the Security Council in strengthening a rules-based international system. (PDF 560 KB)

Simon Chesterman, "Taking stock: The UN Security Council and the rule of law", keynote address, Dialogue with Member States on the rule of law at the international level (October 2010). (PDF 53 KB)

Security Council report, Cross-cutting report No 3: Rule of law (28 October 2011). (PDF 5.1 MB)

UN Secretary-General's report, Delivering justice: Programme of action to strengthen the rule of law at the national and international levels (A/66/749 - 16 March 2012). (PDF 275 KB

UN Secretary-General's report, The rule of law and transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict societies (S/2011/634 - 12 October 2011). (PDF 293 KB)

UN Secretary-General's report, The rule of law and transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict societies (S/2004/616 - 23 August 2004). (PDF 157 KB)

Independent report of the Senior Advisory Group, Civilian capacity in the aftermath of conflict (A/65/747–S/2011/85 - 22 February 2011). (PDF 212 KB)

Concept note for UNSC open debate on the the promotion and strengthening of the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security (S/2010/332 - 21 June 2010). (PDF 160 KB)

Jones, Bruce and Kavanagh, CaminoShaky foundations: An assessment of the UN’s rule of law support agenda, Report from the Center on International Cooperation, (New York: New York University, 2011). (PDF 3.1 MB)

International Peace Institute, Issue brief: Advancing the rule of law agenda at the 67th General Assembly (IPI, 2012). (PDF 897 KB)

 

Other United Nations documents

 

United Nations Secretary-General's reports

 

A/68/213 (29 July 2013) Fifth annual report on strengthening and coordinating United Nations rule of law activities. (PDF 99.28 KB)

A/67/775 - S/2013/110 (5 March 2013) Human rights due diligence policy on United Nations support to non-United Nations security forces. (PDF 133 KB)

S/2013/341 (11 June 2013)  Measuring the effectiveness of the support provided by the United Nations system for the promotion of the rule of law in conflict and post-conflict situations. (PDF 203.52 KB)

A/67/290 (10 August 2012) Fourth annual report on strengthening and coordinating United Nations rule of law activities. (PDF 162.45 KB)

A/66/133 (8 August 2011) Third annual report on strengthening and coordinating United Nations rule of law activities. (PDF 472 KB)

A/65/318 (20 August 2010 ) Second annual report on strengthening and coordinating United Nations rule of law activities. (PDF 322 KB)

A/64/298 (17 August 2009) Annual report on strengthening and coordinating United Nations rule of law activities. (PDF 164 KB)

A/63/226 (6 August 2008) Strengthening and coordinating United Nations rule of law activities. (PDF 157 KB)

A/61/636 - S/2006/980 (14 December 2006) Uniting our strengths: Enhancing United Nations support for the rule of law. (PDF 89 KB)

A/59/2005 (21 March 2005) In larger freedom: Towards development, security and human rights for all. (PDF 281 KB)

 

Presidential statements

 

S/PRST/2006/28 (22 June 2006) Strengthening international law: Rule of law and maintenance of international peace and security. (PDF 27 KB)

 

UNSC resolutions

 

S/RES/1325 (31 October 2000) Women and peace and security. (PDF 36 KB)

S/RES/1820 (19 June 2008) Women and peace and security. (PDF 40 KB)

S/RES/1612 (26 July 2005) Children and armed conflict. (PDF 40 KB)

S/RES/1674 (28 April 2006) Protection of civilians in armed conflict. (PDF 41 KB)

 

Other UNSC resources

 

UNSC thematic meeting on the promotion and strengthening of the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security. (Part 1 - PDF 499 KB) (Part 2 - PDF 474 KB)

 

UNSC rule of law debates:

S/PV.7113 (21 February 2014) (7th debate) The promotion and strengthening of the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security. (PDF.28 MB)

S/PV.6849 (17 October 2012) (6th debate)The promotion and strengthening of the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security. (PDF 462 KB - part 1) (PDF 534 KB - part 2)

S/PV.6705 (19 January 2012) (5th debate)The promotion and strengthening of the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security. (Word 225.5 KB - part 1) (Word 193.5 KB - part 2)

S/PV.6347 (29 June 2010) (4th debate) The promotion and strengthening of the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security.(Word 214.5 KB - part 1) (Word 206.5 KB - part 2)

S/PV.5474 (22 June 2006) (3rd debate) Strengthening international law: rule of law and maintenance of international peace and security. (Word 237 KB - part 1) (Word 169.5 KB - part 2)

S/PV.5052 (6 October 2004) (2nd debate) Justice and the rule of law: the United Nations role. (Word 165 KB - part 1) (Word 234 KB - part  2

S/PV.4833 (24 September 2003) (1st debate) Justice and the rule of law: the United Nations role. (Word 165 KB)

 

 

General Assembly resolutions

 

A/RES/67/97 (14 january 2013) The rule of law at the national and international levels. (PDF 55.16 KB)

A/RES/67/1 (30 November 2012) Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the rule of law at the national and international levels. (PDF 148.36 KB)

A/RES/61/39 (18 December 2006) The rule of law at the national and international levels. (PDF 105 KB)

A/RES/62/70 (8 January 2008) The rule of law at the national and international levels. (PDF 33 KB)

 

Policies and guidelines

 

A/55/305–S/2000/809 (21 August 2000) The Brahimi report: Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects. (PDF 254 KB)

A/RES/55/2 (18 September 2000) United Nations millennium declaration. (PDF 64 KB)

A/RES/60/1 (24 October 2005) 2005 World Summit outcome. (PDF 193 KB)

Guidance Note of the Secretary-General, UN approach to rule of law assistance (April 2008). (PDF 105 KB)

United Nations Development Programme, Strengthening the rule of law in conflict and post-conflict situations (New York: United Nations, 2008-2011). (PDF 762 KB)

United Nations Development Programme, Global programme on strengthening the rule of law in conflict and post-conflict situations: Annual report 2010 (New York United Nations, 2011). (Full report - PDF 5.1 MB) (In brief - PDF 829 KB)

Guidance note of the Secretary-General, UN approach to assistance for strengthening the rule of law at the international level (May 2011). (PDF 99.7 KB)

A /66/551– S /2011/701 (11 November 2011) Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit: Responsibility while protecting. (PDF 167 KB)

 

Other key resources

 

World Bank, World Development report 2011: Conflict, security and development (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2011). (Avaliable online)

Brandt, Michele, et al, Constitution-making and reform: Options for the process (USA: Interpeace, 2011). (PDF 1.8 MB)

Centre on International Cooperation, Robust peacekeeping: The politics of force (New York: New York University, 2009). (PDF 780 KB)

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