United Nations Security Council Resolution 677

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UN Security Council
Resolution 677
Kuwaiti civilians
Date28 November 1990
Meeting no.2,962
CodeS/RES/677 (Document)
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 677, adopted unanimously on 28 November 1990, after recalling resolutions 660 (1990), 662 (1990) and 674 (1990), the Council condemned attempts by Iraq to alter the demographic information of Kuwait and the restrictions on the movement of its citizens.[1]

Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council also condemned attempts by Iraq to destroy civil records maintained by the Government of Kuwait. Therefore, the resolution mandated the Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar to take custody of a population register of Kuwait that has been certified by the "legitimate Government of Kuwait" and which covers the population register until 1 August 1990. It also asked the Secretary-General and the Kuwaiti government to establish a set of rules and regulations governing access to the register.

The resolution was adopted in anticipation of the disappearance of Kuwaitis or the influx of non-Kuwaitis as a result of Iraqi policy in the occupied country.[2]

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  1. ^ Sklaire, Michael (1991). "The Security Council Blockade of Iraq: Conflicting Obligations Under the United Nations Charter and the Fourth Geneva Convention" (PDF). American University Journal of International Law and Policy. 6 (4).
  2. ^ Matthews, Ken (1993). The Gulf Conflict and international relations. Routledge. p. 311. ISBN 978-0-415-07519-0.

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