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Is there any legal consequence that can come from Israel not abiding by the latest UN resolution?

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council on Monday (Mar 25) demanded an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants Hamas and the immediate and unconditional release of all ...
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Why does the US (Kirby) say that that new UNSC resolution, not linking the release of hostages to a ceasefire is "non-binding"?

BBC We're still listening in to the press briefing at the White House, where national security spokesperson John Kirby is talking to reporters hours after the UN passed a resolution calling for an &...
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Why did Russia and China veto the recent UN resolution for a ceasefire?

Reuters reported that Russia and China vetoed the UN resolution proposed by US for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war. Given that their apparent stance was pro-ceasefire recently (just like the ...
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Do the US and the UK have the right to attack Houthis?

The UN security council demanded an immediate end to Houthis attacks. Does this give the right to the US and the UK to unilaterally decide to attack Houthis according to UN treaties and/or ...
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Is an 'Against' vote by one of the five permanent members in UNSC a default veto?

Watching the recent US veto in UNSC against the cease fire in Gaza resolution I noticed that there was no explicit use of veto, it was just the US voting 'Against'. I thought that a permanent member ...
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Why did the U.S. veto the UN ceasefire resolution?

On Wednesday, December 6, 2023, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres invoked Article 99 of the U.N Charter on the situation in Gaza. Article 99 allows the secretary-general to “bring ...
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Can article 99 of the UN charter be invoked repeatedly for the same or similar issues?

Article 99 allows the secretary-general to “bring to the attention of the Security Council any matter which in his opinion may threaten the maintenance of international peace and security”. In his ...
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Why did Russia vote to renew the arms embargo and other sanctions on Yemen?

On both Feb 28, 2022 and Feb 16, 2023 Russia voted to renew the arms embargo and other sanctions on Yemen. Why would they do that when Iran is probably not too pleased, given that e.g. the US 5th ...
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What reason did China invoke for vetoing the US proposal at the UNSC in re Gaza?

According to Reuters: The initial U.S. text shocked many diplomats with its bluntness in stating Israel has a right to defend itself and demanding Iran stop exporting arms to militant groups. It did ...
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Have there been UNSC attempts to force the US forces out of Syria? What were the results?

Clearly forcing the US forces out of Syria will fail at the UNSC due to US veto. But that hasn't stopped such attempts in other conflicts, i.e. countries still advance resolutions that they know they'...
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Why have the UNSC rules of procedure remained provisional?

The UN website tells us that Article 30 of the Charter provides that the Security Council shall adopt its own rules of procedure. Since the adoption of the provisional rules of procedure at its first ...
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What does it entail when the UNSC votes to amend a draft resolution that was (previously) not adopted?

See for example S/2023/776 (let's call it S/B henceforth) which tried to amend S/2023/773 (henceforth S/A). The latter, S/A had not been adopted when S/B was proposed, because it failed a previous ...
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What was the full text of Brazil's resolution that the US vetoed regarding Israel?

US veto at UN to shield Israel could weaken its Ukraine rallying cry | Reuters The U.S. veto in the U.N. Security Council bolstered long-held criticisms of the West by Russia, China and some ...
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Provisions for a UN security council expansion [duplicate]

When the UN was started way back in 1945 did the charter provide for reforms or was it envisioning itself as a long term exclusive club? Or were there some provisions to expand membership from time ...
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What are the difficulties of replacing the UN with a new, similar organization but without veto powers?

The UN Security Council can not act against Russia as they use their veto on any resolution against their invasion. It seems obvious that we need a reformation of the council so no country can block ...
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Have the leaders of UN Security Council permanent member states ever been tried for war crimes?

US leader Joe Biden has been declaring that Russian leader Vladimir Putin should face trial as a war criminal. However, both countries have permanent seats on the UN Security Council, which seems to ...
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Are there benefits, except moral support for the victim country, to approach the ICJ when the offender is a UNSC Permanent member?

I am having some trouble understanding the present relevance of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in matters of war between two countries when at least one of them is a permanent member of the ...
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Is there any evidence or report of a genocide in the Donbass region?

In his address before the "special military operation" in Ukraine began, Vladimir Putin stated that In this context, in accordance with Article 51 (Chapter VII) of the UN Charter, with ...
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What troops does the United Nations use to enforce a no-fly zone?

The United Nations Security Council has in the past declared no-fly zones over conflict regions. https://www.un.org/press/en/2011/sc10200.doc.htm But, what troops does the UN use to enforce this given ...
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Why has India abstained on the UNSC resolution on Russia in Ukraine?

Why has India abstained on the UN Security Council resolution condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine? EDIT: The Finantial Times published India sticks with Russia after Vladimir Putin’s invasion ...
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Was it advantageous for Russia to invade while holding the presidency of UN Security Council?

The Russian Federation is the current president of the UN Security Council. During the emergency UN security meeting, Ukraine asked that Russia give up their title in light of the recent attack. Did ...
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Who defines which countries are permanent members of UN Security Council?

The P5+1 refers to the UN Security Council's five permanent members (the P5); namely China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States; plus Germany. Here on Wikipedia it says that ...
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Can the United Nations security council deploy forces in areas of conflict without consent from a rebel group?

On a United Nations site for, DEPLOYING PEACEKEEPERS, it said that As a conflict develops, worsens, or approaches resolution, the UN is frequently involved in a number of consultations to determine ...
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Why did China and Russia abstain on the UN security council resolution 2593 on the situation in Afghanistan?

The United Nations security council passed resolution 2593 (2021) on the 30th of August, 2021 with a vote of 13 in favour and 2 abstentions. Why did China and the Russian Federation abstain on this ...
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For what reasons, doesn't the West push for the inclusion of India as a member of United Nations Security Council?

For what reasons, doesn't the West push for the inclusion of India as a member of United Nations Security Council? India is more powerful than France or Britain and India is against China and pro-West ...
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What does “recommendation of the security council” involve in the UN charter

In article 6 of the UN charter it mentions “ A Member of the United Nations which has persistently violated the Principles contained in the present Charter may be expelled from the Organization by ...
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Has the permanent membership of the UNSC of China (PRC) helped them to attain such a big economy?

Has the permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council of China (PRC) helped them to attain their big economy? In other words, was the permanent membership of China beneficial to their ...
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Can the permanent members of the UN Security Council also veto UN General Assembly resolutions?

I have always thought that the five permanent members of the UN Security Council can veto any UN resolution. Reading the UN Charter more carefully, the veto power seems to be restricted only to UN ...
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Why is a UN Security Council seat important to Canada?

Canada loses its bid for a seat on UN Security Council. Some politicians are very disappointed with that fact. I am of the opinion that instead of Canada, we have Norway or Ireland. I believe they ...
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Has the US explained why it vetoed the UN resolution condemning Turkey’s Syria invasion?

France, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Poland just sponsored a resolution in the United Nations Security Council condemning Turkey’s invasion of Northern Syria (home of the Syrian Kurds). ...
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Can there be a UN resolution to remove a country from the UN Security Council?

Can there be a United Nations (UN) resolution to remove a country from the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)? I am wondering if we can vote a country like France or China out of the UNSC. Is ...
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What is the role of the president of the UN Security Council?

What is the role of the president of the UN Security Council? More specifically, is he who decides which countries will speak and in which order? What happens if a representative of a country ...
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Can the UN General Assembly vote to remove veto rights from the big 5 in the UN Security Council?

I wonder if there is any way for any of the United Nations different parts to vote to remove the veto right from being used in the UN Security Council.
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Was any UN Security Council vote triple-vetoed?

It's reasonably well known that some UN Security Council resolutions were vetoed by two permanent members. Recent examples include Russia and China jointly vetoing resolutions on Syria and on ...
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Which country benefited the most from UN Security Council vetoes?

By "benefited", I mean avoided any sort of negative decision that could have been made by the UN Security Council if a permanent member didn't use their veto, such as being condemned, ...
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Is the UN Security Council simply a forum for the member states?

The UN Security Council can direct military force. Is the decision making of the Council by unanimity of member states, or is there a supranational decision-making body that can direct force without ...
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How did Russia retain the UNSC veto power of the Soviet Union?

I am not sure what the criteria are to be a permanent member of the UN Security Council, but I do wonder how did Russia manage to keep its veto power after the dissolution of the Soviet Union? I ...
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What happens if a permanent member of the UN Security Council ignores a resolution?

From what I understand, resolutions passed by the UN Security Council are legally binding on all member states compared to those passed by the General Assembly. So what would happen if a permanent ...
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Can the UN Security Council kick out permanent members?

It seems a permanent member or two often uses their veto power to dissent from the other members. Is there any mechanism for the Security Council to remove them in order to create their desired ...
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What is the point of the UN Security Council if permanent members have veto power?

It basically makes the UN a paper tiger since getting all of them to agree on something important is impossible. For example, if you consider the Russian annexation of Crimea wrong, good luck getting ...
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Russia and the Security Council resolution on a Syria ceasefire

Why did Russia block the recent U.N. Security Council resolution on a ceasefire in Aleppo?
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What is the legal background for Russia's seat as a Permanent Member of UNSC?

At the UN's founding in 1945, the Soviet Union became one of the five permanent members of the Security Council. When in December 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed, the Russia was arguably recognized ...
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What is PRC's stance on reforms in the United Nations Security Council?

What are the People's Republic of China's thoughts regarding reforms in the UNSC concerning: The veto policy of the P5; The number of Permanent members; and The number of Non-Permanent members? Good ...
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Other country as permanent member of UN Security Council? [closed]

Is there any other country which might have the ability or credentials to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council?
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Reform of United Nations Security Council

There is a proposed Reform of the United Nations Security Council, but there seems to be no time line of implementation and vote. The latest update I found is that there was a meeting of 120 UN member ...
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Was there a Security Council meeting that continued through the night until a resolution was agreed?

Some time ago I attended a Model United Nations conference and participated in the Security Council. One of the members tried several times to extend the time of the meeting but not for a specific ...
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For what reasons does India claim a permanent seat on UNSC?

Currently, there are five permanent members of United Nations Security Council. India, with the other three nations of the G4, is demanding a permanent seat on the Security Council. So, On what basis/...
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