UN resolutions set a dangerous precedent

Sevim Dagdelen, who is a member of the Foreign Committee of the German Bundestag and International Relations Officer for the Group of the Left, says that UN Security Council Resolutions 1973 and 1975 against Libya and Ivory Coast respectively, have set a dangerous precedent that reverses the founding idea of the United Nations and leaves “the world facing a new era of imperialism and colonialism.”

Her article “Next Regime Change” for Junge Welt, published on 2nd April, says:

“The UN Security Council Resolution 1973 against Libya, which will be a concrete implementation of the new doctrine of “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P “responsibility to protect”), opens the door to military interventions worldwide. With its recent decision, that of France and Nigeria introducing Resolution 1975 on Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), the UN Security Council on Wednesday have shown the boundless applicability of this intervention policy.”

The extract quoted above is translated on the basis of google translate. To read article in original German click here.

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