Appendix D: Security Council Resolution 1757
30 May 2007
Security Council authorizes establishment of special tribunal to try suspects in assassination of Rafik Hariri
Resolution 1757 (2007) Adopted by 10-0-5; China, Indonesia, Qatar, Russian Federation, South Africa Abstain
By a vote of 10 in favor to none against, with 5 abstentions (China, Indonesia, Qatar, Russian Federation and South Africa), the Security Council, acting under Chapter VII of the Charter, adopted resolution 1757 (2007) authorizing the creation of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. It gives the Lebanese Government until 10 June to notify the United Nations in writing that the legal requirements for entry into force have been complied with, thus allowing Lebanese factions 10 days to reach an agreement internally before it goes into effect.
The Security Council,
Recalling all its previous relevant resolutions, in particular resolutions 1595 (2005) of 7 April 2005, 1636 (2005) of 31 October 2005, 1644 (2005) of 15 December 2005, 1664 (2006) of 29 March 2006 and 1748 (2007) of 27 March 2007,
Reaffirming its strongest condemnation of the 14 February 2005 terrorist bombings as well as other attacks in Lebanon since October 2004,
Reiterating its call for the strict respect of the sovereignty, territorial integrity, unity and political independence of Lebanon under the sole and exclusive authority of the Government of Lebanon,
Recalling the letter of the Prime Minister of Lebanon to the Secretary-General of 13 December 2005 (S/2005/783) requesting inter alia the establishment...
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