[JURIST] UN Security Council Resolution 1472, passed Friday and adjusting the Iraq Oil-for-Food program to give the UN Secretary-General enhanced authority over it for a period of 45 days, is now available online from the United Nations. Two Articles of the Resolution explicitly invoke international law. Per Article 1 of the Resolution, the Security Council
Requests all parties concerned to strictly abide by their obligations under international law, in particular the Geneva Conventions and the Hague Regulations, including those relating to the essential civilian needs of the people of Iraq, both inside and outside Iraq...Per Article 8, the Security Council also
Urges all parties concerned, consistent with the Geneva Conventions and the Hague Regulations, to allow full unimpeded access by international humanitarian organizations to all people of Iraq in need of assistance and to make available all necessary facilities for their operations and to promote the safety, security and freedom of movement of United Nations and associated personnel and their assets, as well as personnel of humanitarian organizations in Iraq in meeting such needsRead the complete text of UN Security Council Resolution 1472, and learn more about the UN Oil-for-Food [official website] program.