India cannot legally use UNSC committees against Pakistan, think tank

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India cannot legally use Security Council committees against Pakistan, Pakistani Law think tank

Pakistani think tank said that “If India intends to use these committees against Pakistan and China, it would be a serious mistake.”

 

Ahmer Bilal Soofi, founding President of Research Society of International Law, says that the affairs of these UN committees are run in professional manners.

Ahmar Bilal Sufi says that if you look at this development in the context of international law, the two countries should stand together.

 

He added that when India heads the Counter-Terrorism Committee, its act under the UN legal framework and not as a country. If India heads these committees, it will have a heavier responsibility.

 

He added that these are usually committees, but they are important in the eyes of the United Nations. This cannot be forgotten, these committees operate under Article Seven.

 

He said that the affairs of the committees are going very well; each committee has an additional 15 to 20 resolutions which determine its scope and mandate.

 

Commenting on Article 51 of the UN Charter, Ahmar Bilal Sufi said that the law gives a country the right to defend itself in the event of an attack. And in the light of this law, no country can take unilateral action against a neighboring country.

 

He said that India’s responsibility has increased more than ever that it cannot take any action against Pakistan in its own interest. And if he does so according to his ancient tradition, it will bring him into disrepute in the international community.

 

He further said that Pakistan could defend itself by joining hands with China and other friendly countries. Therefore, India will not be able to use these committees against Pakistan.

 

About Research Society of International Law

RSIL was formed in 1993 in Pakistan under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and today is the largest legal think-tank in Pakistan staffed by a dedicated team of highly qualified researchers based in offices in Islamabad and Lahore.

The Society’s highly qualified research staff possess a broad spectrum of specializations in both international and domestic law. This enables the organization to undertake ground-breaking research aimed at innovative yet contextualized legal solutions for Pakistan.

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