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The human rights consequences of coercive measures against other states made the UN bodies to pay attention to this subject from the beginning of seventies. From 1991, a UN General Assembly Resolution also called on all states to suspend unilateral economic pressures which are with the aim of intervening in decisions.
Unilateral coercive measures violate fundamental UN Charter principles, particularly the equal sovereignty of governments, territorial integrity, the non-intervention principle, and the cooperation principle.
The principal UN organs report to the General Assembly every year on their work during the past year, as mandated by Article 15 of the UN Charter. In this article we numerate the reports submitted to the general assembly on the issue of UCMs by the secretary general and the special rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights.