The United Nations Charter prohibits "the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state."' This is the great peace principle of international law, described by Professor Thomas Franck as "the apex of the global normative system...
"Peace And Democracy: The Link And The Policy Implications,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 4
, Article 7.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/ilsajournal/vol4/iss2/7