Saturday, May 19, 2012

United Nations Security Council Resolution

Code: UNSC/Res/1/1
Committee: United Nations Security Council
Topic: No-Fly Zone Over Kashmir and the Indian- Pakistani Border
Sponsors: China, France, Portugal, United Kingdom, United States

The United Nations Security Council,

Considering the widespread and systematic breaches of human rights violations in the Kashmir region,

Deploring the actions taken by the terrorist organizations such as Lashkar -e-Taiba on civilian populations,

Expressing grave concern at the deteriorating situation, the escalation of violence, and the heavy civilian casualties in the Kashmir region and the Indian and Pakistani border,

Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty of the Member States of the Republic of India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,

Deploring the continual increase of militarization at the Indian-Pakistani border,

1.     Stresses the need to intensify efforts to find a solution to the crisis among all countries involved;

2.     Demands the immediate establishment of a ceasefire and complete end to violence and all attacks and abuses against civilians by all parties involved;

3.     Demands that Indian and Pakistani authorities comply with their obligation under international law, including international humanitarian law, human rights law to take measure to protect civilians;

4.     Decides to establish a no-fly zone on all flights in the airspace of the Kashmir region and the Indian- Pakistani border in order to help protect civilians and to deter war;

5.     Calls upon all Member States, acting nationally or through regional organizations or arrangements, to provide assistance in implementing and monitoring this no-fly zone;

6.  Condones further actions to be taken against those regional actors that violate the no-fly zone, which would include immediate indiscriminatory military action by neutral Member States in the region;

7.  Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

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