Permanent members of the UN Security Council use their hidden veto to control the Council’s agenda and prevent the Council from taking up certain issues. The Council never discusses crises that a P5 member considers to be within its own exclusive sphere of interest. Chechnya, Tibet, Xinjiang, Northern Ireland, Sudan, Uganda and Colombia figure among the forgotten conflicts that the Council ignores. Even in earlier days, when the formal veto was used much more frequently, hidden vetoes kept key issues such as colonial wars and Cold War conflicts off the agenda. The Security Council never debated the Algerian war or the partitioning of India because of the hidden vetoes of France and the UK. Nor did the Council take up US involvement in Vietnam or the Soviet war in Afghanistan even though hostilities continued for almost a decade after Moscow vetoed a draft resolution in 1980.Read more . . .
Resolutions of the Security Council might violate rules of dispositive law and thos of peremptory nature as well. States being convinced that the Security Council disregards peremptory norms of international law and, therefore, taking the position to the not obliged to respect these resolutions, are under the duty to inform the Security Council about their scruples. they ahve to warn the Security Council before, unilaterally, acting against the order of a resolution.Read more . . .
10 challenging questions for readers 1. On what base did the Security Council determine in the morning of September 12, 2001, that the mass murder of the previous day was an act of “international” terrorism?2. On what evidence did the … Read more . . .
From the Cold War to NATO’s “Humanitarian Wars” – The Complicity of the United Nations By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya Global Research, April 4, 2012 Humanitarian wars, especially under the guise of the “Responsibility to Protect (R2P),” are a modern form … Read more . . .
Libya and the ICJ: Clipping the Security Council’s Wings by David Ott (*), Middle East International, 13 March 1998 “Neither a victory nor a defeat” was British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook’s spin on the 27 February decision of the International … Read more . . .