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Mission: Impossible? Reforming the UN Charter to Limit the Veto

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posted on 2024-06-05, 03:07 authored by Tamsin PaigeTamsin Paige
Abstract The Russian invasion of Ukraine has once again brought the question of the limits of the veto by the P5 in the UN Security Council into the spotlight. This short piece examines the possibility of the veto power of the P5 being restricted and the possibility of reform of the UN Charter to restrict or abolish the veto. After concluding that the drafting of the Charter makes these approaches unworkable it then considers the possibility of the UN being reformed under a new Charter that has a more equitable Security Council – concluding that such an approach is functionally impossible.

History

Journal

Journal of International Peacekeeping

Volume

25

Pagination

187-194

Location

Leiden, The Netherlands

ISSN

1875-4104

eISSN

1875-4112

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

2

Publisher

Brill Academic Publishers