The Charter of the United Nations
(8,893 words)

in volume IV, Basic Documents and Indexes

We the peoples of the United Nations determined

to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international …

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“The Charter of the United Nations”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 29 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-5992_rose_COM_4002>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001



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