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Mr. Larry D. Johnson

Mr. Larry D. Johnson
Former Assistant-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, United Nations

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United Nations
The Procedures for Admission as a Member State of the United Nations and the Procedures for, and Consequences of, Being Considered a Non-Member State by the General Assembly
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United Nations
The Procedures for Admission as a Member State of the United Nations and the Procedures for, and Consequences of, Being Considered a Non-Member State by the General Assembly
A. Legal Instruments
Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Vienna, 23 May 1969, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1155, p. 331.

B. Jurisprudence
International Court of Justice, Admission of a State to the United Nations (Charter, Art. 4), Advisory Opinion, I.C.J. Reports 1948, p. 57.

C. Documents
General Assembly resolution 2758 (XXVI) of 25 October 1971 (Restoration of the lawful rights of the People’s Republic of China in the United Nations).

Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Security Council (S/96/Rev.7, 1983).

General Assembly resolution 52/250 of 7 July 1998 (Participation of Palestine in the work of the United Nations).

Summary of Practice of the Secretary-General as Depositary of Multinational Treaties, United Nations, New York, 1999.

Final Clauses of Multilateral Treaties: Handbook, United Nations, New York, 2003.

General Assembly resolution 58/314 of 1 July 2003 (Participation of the Holy See in the work of the United Nations).

Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly (embodying amendments and additions adopted by the General Assembly up to September 2007), (A/520/Rev.17, 2008).

Note by the Secretary-General, “Application of Palestine for admission to membership in the United Nations” (A/66/371-S/2011/592, 23 September 2011).

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO Doc. 36C/Resolution 76 of 31 October 2011 (Admission of Palestine as a Member of UNESCO).