The United Nations and the Kurds
The letter provides a brief overview of the evolution of the United Nations’ treatment of the Kurdish question. It traces the issue from Rizgari Kurd’s formal appeal to the UN General Assembly in 1946 for Kurdish self-determination to the UN disapproval of Iraqi Kurdistan’s referendum of independence. The paper points one more time to the fundamental inconsistency between the UN principles of self-determination and territorial integrity.
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