The Role of UN General Assembly in the Development and Creation of Humanitarian law

Mohammad Taghi Ghassemzadeh, Mohammad Reza Hakak Zadeh


The United Nations as one of the most important international organizations has an important role in securing human rights. The UN General Assembly as the principal organ of this organization, regarding the duties and powers considered for it, can also improve humanitarian law among state members. The role of the UN General Assembly has been investigated through an analytical-descriptive method in this article. An important and special role has been given to the UN in the new international order. One of the organs of this organization is the General Assembly which has found more importance in expressing the thoughts and values of the Third World countries since the Third World countries can express their views against the developed industrialized- countries through this organ. َ Assigning missions such as mediation and good office to the Secretary General of United Nations in the times of crisis, as it has been discussed in this article, indicates that UN General Assembly has taken advantage of all available mechanisms to create humanitarian law and prevent international conflicts in international relations. The position of the General Assembly against violence and extremism becomes more apparent when we know that almost all human rights institutions are considered as subsets of the General Assembly and that their job is to monitor human rights violations done by governments. This issue is important for this reason that the violation of human rights regulations in long run will lead to devastating violence in the international arena as well as among governments; an issue that will eventually lead to terrorist measures and behaviors.


UN General Assembly; The United Nations; Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

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