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What you quoted specifically talks about closing airspace. If Pakistan tells the US that they're no longer allowed to fly over Pakistan, the US could press the issue by continuing to fly over Pakistan, at which point Pakistan would have to either concede the point or fire on the planes. At that point, the US could make an (albeit shaky) argument that the ...


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Why didn't the United Nation send Peacekeepers to Rwanda? Short Answer: UN Peace Keepers were in Rwanda before and during the Genocide. They were ordered not to protect the Tutsis and concentrate on safeguarding foreign nationals. Effectively ordered to allow the genocide to take place by The UN Security Council, which was influenced by previous losses of ...


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And since human rights are violated to the level that the UN steps in, it's naïve to expect that the lawmakers care about the well-being of the people. I'd say it's naïve to think sanctions can solve all problems. I think JMS's answer shows that it can put up a lot of hurdles, it can cause inconvenience, but I'll argue it's no silver bullet to big problems. ...


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Question: What effect do economic sanctions for human rights violations have? Short Answer: Sanctions can be devastating, even seemingly benign sanctions, It depends upon who supports them and how they are implemented. Take the August 7th U.S. sanctions on the 11 Chinese officials deemed responsible for the Hong Kong crackdown which are playing ...


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As many have already answered, the UN wouldn't last long as a global organisation that seeks to improve the world if they imposed strict criteria on the standards each nation should stand by. The UN wouldn't be able to get the world to agree on an embargo of North Korea for example if they were constantly berating China and Russia for their behaviour. ...


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Well, I would rather ask why suspension and expulsion procedure have not been initiated against those countries. What they are doing these days may lead to final war for the entire humanity, these are the kingdoms promoting injustice as a virtue... This just answers the question, subtly. The other countries in the UN are not ready to block Council membership ...


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In addition to the reasons listed, I think there is one of political convenience. One simply needs channels of communication to interact with these countries on human rights issues. I believe that having them out of the council makes such communication one-sided and inefficient. A similar situation is, say, with Navalny poisoning sanctions. It would be most ...


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Because the UN is not an alliance of some developed countries. There are many underdeveloped countries, but their voices have long been ignored. People are only concerned about the "freedom criteria" of some of the louder developed countries. This is why, whenever the US and westerns lead a condemnation coalition with some countries, China can pull ...


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If you want to have an organization that includes every country on Earth, you have to have standards that are acceptable to the lowest common denominator nations. Otherwise, they'd "take their ball and go home" and you'd have a multilateral organization that excludes lots of countries as isn't a global parliament including every country on Earth as ...


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There seems to be unfortunately no mechanism to keep this from happening. This is not the first time it has happened: Libya got the chairmanship in the past, under Gaddafi. The problem is that, as farcical as this seems, how could you stop it? It's not even "the UN's fault", it's what member states vote on. Any formal definition of not-good-for-...


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Advantages of migration on sustainable development There are reasons why migration contributes to sustainable development... Migration helps SDG 1 (No Poverty) by migrating remittance because when migrates come to another country for a better life, whether because of unemployment, climate change, political and sociological conflicts.., they'd want to ...


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The most prominent point of critique is the Security Council. As outlined in the answer above, its setup resembles the power balance after WWII. Therefore, key issues, nowadays are: Enlargement, possibly based on regional representation (meaning a number of countries per continent); Abolition of, or extension of veto power, and its use; Changing the system ...


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Migration is good for the receiving country because they get more people of working age to contribute to the economy, generally without having to foot the bill for raising and educating them. And it’s good for their countries of origin, if they’re developing countries, because the economic value of the migrants’ labour would be very much lower in that ...


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The UN was designed to prevent another World War. It represented the post-war order, with the US, UK and USSR (the major victors) getting permanent Security Council seats and France and China (the minor victors) getting two more. When the five veto powers agreed on something, and they got a few of the non-permanent members to go along, that was pretty much ...


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The United Kingdom's position is that it is abiding by the 1965 Lancaster House Undertakings which resulted from talks between representatives from the UK and Mauritius, as well as the 1966 agreement with the US. Ceding the territory to the US, or to any state, for that matter, would appear to constitute a breach of these agreements. One of the Lancaster ...


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