Certain Expenses of the United Nations
International Court of Justice
1962 I.C.J. 151, 167-68
Two United Nations programs, the United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) and the United Nations Emergency Force in the Middle East (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 the programs were coercive in nature and should be performed by the United Nations Security Council, rather than the General Assembly, which was carrying them out. The General Assembly requested an advisory opinion from the ICJ on whether the expenses for ONUC and UNEF were legal.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning ()
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