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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 5. May 24, 1951

Objections Disposed: I

Objections Disposed: I

The Russian allegations can be most comfortably disposed of one at a time. As Mr. Warren R. Austin, of the United States, Sir Gladwyn Jebb, of the United Kingdom, and M. Jean Chauvel, of France, pointed out to Mr. Malik as soon as he had returned to the Council to assume the presidency for August, China's representations is covered by Rule 17 of the rule of procedure.

This provides that a Council member to whose credentials objections are made in the Council shall continue to sit, with the same rights as other representatives, until the Council has decided the matter. The Council had not pronounced the credentials of the Chinese representative out of order, and his status [unclear: co] not be determined by "arbitrary flat."

Sir Gladwyn also stated (a few days later) that "wars between people of the same race, even when they did not involve a government set up under the aegis of the United Nations, were by no means exempt from decisions of the Security Council. If the Council decided that a civil war constituted a threat to or breach of the peace, nothing could prevent its taking action to put an end to the incident." He quoted in support Article 2 (7) of the Charter:—

"Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorise the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state or shall require Members to submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter; but this principle shall not prejudice the application of enforcement measures under Chapter VII."