The Failure Of The United Nations Essay

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Black 's Law Dictionary 7th ed. (West Group, 1999), Bryan A. Garner, editor, ISBN 0-314-
This is the most commonly used law dictionary in the United States and is often used for definitions in court opinions and legal briefs and has been argued to be a secondary legal authority in a variety of United States’ Supreme Court Cases. From it, I used the quote “the part of the law that creates, defines, and regulates the rights, duties, and powers of parties” in order to describe what a substantive law is.

Doucet, Lyse. "UN 'failed Sri Lanka Civilians ', Says Internal Probe - BBC News." BBC News.
BBC News, 13 Nov. 2012. Web. 29 Sept. 2015.
This article detailed the failures of the United Nations to handle the Sri Lankan civil war. The war resulted in at least 100,000 dead people. The problem points to systematic failure of the United Nations. In 2008 the United Nations chose to withdraw its staff when the Sri Lankan government said it could no longer guarantee the safety of them; people questioned this decision as the purpose of the mission was to help in a time of danger, yet they left because of it, and the civilians even begged them not to leave. Another key failure was the United Nation’s choice to remain silent. The article argues that they should have informed the world of what was going on and tried harder to end it. The United Nations chose to hear what it wanted to, rather than to tell member states what they needed to know, and they allowed the…

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