The United Nations General Assembly Resolution for limited Palestinian statehood lacks legal authority. Here is why.
One needs only to read Article 10 of the UN Charter:
Professor, Judge Schwebel, the former president of the International Court of Justice, has written that:
1 Professor, Judge Stephen M. Schwebel, The Legal Effect of Resolutions and Codes of Conduct
of the United Nations in Justice in International Law, Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Opinions quoted in this critique is not derived from his position as a judge of the ICJ.
2 Cited in Israel and Palestine, Assault on the law of nations, Professor Julius Stone, The
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981. p. 29.
3 Professor Gaetano Arangio-Ruiz “The United Nations declaration on friendly relations and the system of the sources of international law” Publisher: Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands; Germantown, Md.: Sijthoff & Noordhoff, 1979. ISBN: 902860149X.
4 Ibid, p. 40. Professor Julius Stone – another eminent scholar of international law – labeled Ruiz’s work “perhaps the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatise on this matter”.
5 See the Hague Academy of International Law, at: http://www.ppl.nl/bibliographies/