Human Rights

2019 Midyear Meeting - Keynote Concluding Remarks

At the Society's November 2019 Midyear Meeting, Blanca Montejo, United Nations Security Council Affairs Division presented a keynote address at the end of the Practitioners’ Forum which provided an overview of the work of the U.N. Security Council and its positive impact on international law. Her poignant comments were worth sharing with those who could not be at the meeting. An updated version of her speech follows.

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Author: 
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Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

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Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

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Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

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Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

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Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

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Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

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