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Can the Tyranny of the Majority rule be applied to the UN's General Assembly?

From the Wikipedia quote: The tyranny of the majority (or tyranny of the masses) is an inherent weakness to majority rule The key word there is "rule". The UN General Assembly has no power ...
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Why were some important countries such as Japan, Britain, and India absent from the recent UNGA?

Abstention doesn't mean absent. Turkmenistan was absent for instance. (Azerbaijan too but not on that vote but only on the Canadian amendment), and a few other countries, but the ones you mentioned ...
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Which were the 55 countries that voted against condemning Hamas at the UN?

I managed to find it; they only seem to post these on Twitter. China and Russia were among those opposing that amendment. And the countries in their vicinity (Central Asia). Plus many Muslim countries ...
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Can the Tyranny of the Majority rule be applied to the UN's General Assembly?

Additionally, UNGA has a procedure that allows a simple majority to call a vote that subjects a resolution (or amendment) to a 2/3 majority threshold for adoption. This surely because of their broader ...
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Can the Tyranny of the Majority rule be applied to the UN's General Assembly?

Is comparing UN inaction towards PRC the best of comparisons? Given that PRC has a veto and has developed client relationships with much of the developing world? And, far as I know, PRC, for all its ...
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Which were the 55 countries that voted against condemning Hamas at the UN?

In list format... Algeria Bahrain Bangladesh Belarus Belize Bolivia Brunei Darussalam Central African Republic Chad China Comoros Congo Cuba Democratic People's Republic of Korea Djibouti Egypt Gambia ...
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Can the Tyranny of the Majority rule be applied to the UN's General Assembly?

The tyranny of the majority (or tyranny of the masses) is an inherent weakness to majority rule in which the majority of an electorate pursues exclusively its own objectives at the expense of those of ...
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Did the UN[GA] ever declare Israel to be a colonizer (state) or to have engaged in colonization projects?

No. Short of calling them an occupying force, no UN resolution has so far called them a colonizer. But, this maybe more an issue of legal technicalities as both nations started attacking each other ...
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Have past UNGA investigations without the cooperation of the host/target country achieved anything?

Achieving as in managed to write reports? Then the Special Committee on Israeli Practices would count if we consider Israel as the defacto country that controls access to the mission's region. The ...
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Can the Tyranny of the Majority rule be applied to the UN's General Assembly?

Yes, the tyranny of the majority rule can be applied to the UN's General Assembly. There are few, if any, measures in the UNGA that are known to work at the level of a nation to counteract the tyranny ...
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