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Certain Expenses of the United Nations

International Court of Justice
1962 I.C.J. 151, 167-68


Facts

Two United Nations programs, ONUC and UNEF, were challenged in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as improper expenditures of United Nations funds on the ground that they were performed by the wrong organs of the United Nations, or that they did not further a required purpose of the organization. Opponents of the programs argued that they were coercive in nature and should be performed by the United Nations Security Council, rather than the General Assembly which was carrying them out.

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