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United Nations Security Council Resolution 497

United Nations Security Council resolution 497, adopted unanimously on 17 December 1981, declared that the Israeli Golan Heights Law, which effectively annexed the Golan Heights, is "null and void and without international legal effect" and further calls on Israel to rescind its action.[1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 497
Golan Heights Map.PNG
Golan Heights
Date17 December 1981
Meeting no.2,319
CodeS/RES/497 (Document)
SubjectIsrael-Syrian Arab Republic
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
ResultAdopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The Council requested the Secretary-General to report to the Council within two weeks on the implementation of the resolution, and in the event of non-compliance by Israel, the Council would reconvene, not later than 5 January 1982, to discuss further action under the United Nations Charter.

Israel did not comply with the resolution and after lengthy discussions on 20 January 1982 the USA vetoed a Chapter VII resolution that called for action by the international community against Israel.[2] Then on 5 February 1982 an emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted by 86 votes to 21 a resolution calling for a boycott of Israel (the USA and many other Western states voted against)[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Text of the Resolution at undocs.org
  2. ^ "U.N. RESOLUTION ON GOLAN". 21 January 1982. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  3. ^ Sharon Korman (31 October 1996). The Right of Conquest: The Acquisition of Territory by Force in International Law and Practice. Clarendon Press. pp. 263–5. ISBN 978-0-19-158380-3.