United Nations Security Council Resolution 138

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UN Security Council
Resolution 138
Date June 23 1960
Meeting no. 868
Code S/4349 (Document)
Subject Question relating to the case of Adolf Eichmann
Voting summary
8 voted for
None voted against
2 abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 138 was adopted on June 23, 1960, after a complaint that the transfer of Adolf Eichmann to Israel from Argentina constituted a violation of the latter's sovereignty. The Council declared that such acts, if repeated, could endanger international peace and security and requested that Israel make the appropriate reparation in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the rules of international law. Israel held the view that the matter was beyond the Council's competence and should instead be settled via direct bilateral negotiations.[1]

Resolution 138 was approved by eight votes to none; the People's Republic of Poland and Soviet Union abstained. Argentina was present but did not participate in voting.

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  1. ^ Wellens, Karen; T.M.C. Asser Instituut (1990). Resolutions and statements of the United Nations Security Council (1946-1989): a thematic guide. BRILL. p. 393. ISBN 978-0-7923-0796-9. 

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