Political science 1ab3 2017 lecture 10a human rights. A number of legal principles are built into the united nations charter. According to the preamble of the un charter, one of the primary purposes of the organization is to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war . Principle 1: state sovereignty and its corollary non-intervention. Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state or shall require the members to submit such matters to settlement under the present. There is a proviso at the end of 2(7) which testifies to a second principle contained within the charter. Finishing 2(7): this principle shall not prejudice the application of enforcement measures under chapter vii. Chapter vii outlines the role of the security council in responding to. 1 measures shall be taken in accordance with articles 41 and 42, to maintain or restore international peace and security .