Monday, July 31, 2006

1978 Secretary General report on Lebanon

I've been looking for this: Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 425 (l978). It describes the procedure (and more importantly, the limitations) on the Uited Nations force that's been in Lebanon since 1978 (designated UNIFIL).

This line is some serious legalese: "(d) The Force will be provided with weapons of a defensive character. It shall not use force except in self-defence. Self-defence would include resistance to attempts by forceful means to prevent it from discharging its duties under the mandate of the Security Council. The Force will proceed on the assumption that the parties to the conflict will take all the necessary steps for compliance with the decisions of the Security Council."

I think I need to sleep before I can translate that into regular English.

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