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The following Article is an excerpt from a paper written in the Fall of 1990. The author submitted the paper in December 1990 as partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Master of Laws program at the University of Virginia. The opinions and conclusions expressed are those of the individual author and do not necessarily represent the United States Army or other governmental agency.

The United Nations' Charter gives the Security Council enforcement authority for breaches of world peace. To be meaningful, rights must have remedies, and the Security Council should now pursue remedies to enforce the rights provided in the Charter. The bipolar politics that have precluded effective sanctions for the last forty years have now subsided, and the world stands at a precipice anticipating new action. This Article advocates the United Nations Security Council use the current "Crisis in the Gulf" to establish a "Grievous Offender Tribunal" to try individuals for violations of international law. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait presents the Security Council with a paradigm case on which to initiate such a Tribunal.