UN Council decisions dominate weak states

ABU DHABI — Abdulwahid Al Nasir, an expert in international law, has warned about the dominance of Security Council decisions over internal legislation of countries.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 2 Apr 2007, 9:33 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:35 AM

Addressing a seminar organised by the Judicial Institute at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation last Tuesday, Al Nasir, a lecturer in law at Al Rebat University, said international legislation dominates local legislation of countries, especially the weaker ones.

The Security Council has increasingly developed mimicking the role of an international legislator by intervening in internal affairs of various countries, despite the fact that the UN Charter stated that no intervention in internal affairs is accepted, he added.

He also said during the seminar, chaired by Dr Abdulwahab Al Abdul, President of the Federal Supreme Court, and attended by a large number of legal experts, that the Security Council granted itself the right to fill the gap in international law without waiting for the decisions of the UN General Assembly.

Dr Al Nasir called on the world to produce an international agreement to prevent the intervention of the Security Council in internal affairs of countries, in addition to confronting the decision-making supremacy of the five permanent member countries of the Council, who impose decisions on legislations of countries in order to weaken local legislations by demanding them to amend their legislations to comply with international ones.

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