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United Nations at 70: International Law and the Achievement of UN Aims

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London

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To coincide with the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, this event will reflect on its achievements over the past seven decades. Is the current international legal framework capable of fulfilling the aims articulated in the opening of the UN Charter? Has the attempt to subject the use of force by states to the rule of law failed? To what extent have international human rights laws and institutions succeeded in achieving the UN vision of a world in which human rights are realised? What has been the contribution to justice and respect for international law of the International Court of Justice and other courts and institutions set up under the UN system? 

The conference will bring together academic experts and legal practitioners with representatives of governments, international organizations and NGOs.  

This event is being hosted in partnership with the UN Office of Legal Affairs.  

Please note that the conference will be held at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 

Registration is required and attendance is subject to final confirmation by Chatham House.