10. Primacy of the Charter of the United Nations.

(2)     Hierarchy in International Law

10.     Primacy of the Charter of the United Nations.

The Charter of the United Nations1 provides that in the event of a conflict between the obligations of the Members of the United Nations under the Charter and their obligations under any other international agreement, their obligations under the Charter prevail2. Obligations under the Charter include those flowing from binding decisions of the Security Council of the United Nations3. The effect the Charter's primacy is to suspend, not terminate, conflicting obligations, and only to the extent of the conflict.