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2 - February 1980

We must end the ambiguity that Nations-states maintain about this subject. Based on the excellent purpose to protect any nation against foreign interference, Article 2, #7, of the United Nations charter states that : "nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state".

It becomes more and more obvious that this passage is used to an excess ; the restriction in the words "are essentially within" is deliberately ignored on behalf of the insistence on "absolute national sovereignty". On the other hand, when a country wants to forget about the principle of national sovereignty it usually appeals to, it takes up the deceptive argument of the "call for help" a friendly nation uttered. Contemporary history gives us many examples : interference of the United States in Vietnam, of France in Chad, of Vietnam in Cambodia, of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan …

People react, following their own opinions, with the phrase : "it is not the same thing". Yet, if we take the point of view of a jurist, which is ours, the situations are identical and mean for the populations who suffer, blood and tears and mourning.

All this stresses the incompetence of the U.N. in a dramatic way.

Mundialists advocate something entirely different : the creation of a world organization endowed with the power of implementing global, public and private law in the enforcement of the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This proposal is not utopian. There is the potential for immediate enforcement, if Article 2 of the Charter is submitted to careful reading.

A World Arbitration Institution could be created, following the broad lines we give now :

  • Constitution : it would be made of representatives giving every warranty of objectivity, without any pre-eminence or veto power on behalf of any member.
  • Attributions : it would respond to any appeal coming from a population, a group or an individual that introduced a complaint about a breach of Human Rights committed by a State.
  • Sentences : they would be pronounced against, or in favour of a government.
  • Means of coercion : they might belong to the economic field (the States that have signed the Convention would pledge themselves to enforce them, or else, suffer reprisals on themselves).

Before the establishment of a world federal organization is achieved, such an Institution could be created, very rapidly, if advantage was taken of the existing organizations of U.N., such as the International Court of La Haye.


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