oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - The legal meaning and implicationsof Security Council Resolution 242

Volume 07, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



The 1967 Six Day War once again brought the Arab-Israeli conflict before the UN Security Council. After five months of intense diplomatic activity, on November 22, 1967 the Security Council accepted unanimously what became known as Resolution 242. The purpose of this paper is to try and depict clearly the legal nature and implications of the resolution within the framework if the United Nations' Charter, and to analyze the principles and standards expressed in the Preamble as well as in the following four paragraphs, from the viewpoint of interoational law and that of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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