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UN General Assembly

The General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations. It is composed of representatives of all Member States, each of which has one vote. Decisions on important questions, such as those on peace and security, admission of new Members and budgetary matters, require a two-thirds majority. Decisions on other questions are reached by a simple majority. These decisions may be adopted without a vote, or with a vote, which may be recorded, non-recorded or by roll-call. While the decisions of the General Assembly have no legally binding force for Governments, they carry the weight of world opinion on major international issues, as well as the moral authority of the world community. The work of the United Nations derives largely from the decisions of the General Assembly, i.e. the will of the majority of the Members, as expressed in resolutions adopted by the General Assembly. This database contains General Assembly reports and resolutions of relevance to the work of UNHCR.  Website: www.un.org/ga
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Independence of judges and lawyers

22 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Administration of justice at the United Nations

8 December 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

20 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Independence of judges and lawyers : note / by the Secretary-General

28 July 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Independence of judges and lawyers : note / by the Secretary-General

12 August 2008 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Situation of human rights in Myanmar : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

28 February 2008 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Civil and political rights, including the questions of independence of the judiciary, administration of justice and impunity : note / by the Secretary-General

6 August 2007 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Note by the Secretary-General: Civil and Political Rights, Including the Questions of Independence of the Judiciary, Administration of Justice, Impunity

12 September 2006 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Civil and political rights, including the questions of independence of the judiciary, administration of justice, impunity : Note by the Secretary-General

31 August 2005 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Human rights in the administration of justice : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

15 December 1989 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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