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Vetoing Syria - A problematization of the Syrian crisis through the right of veto

Arnör, Anders LU (2012) MRSG20 20121
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The humanitarian crisis in Syria is worse than ever. The late efforts by the UN Security Council have not improved the situation on the ground. The Syrian regime continues to violently supress its people and the opposition responds in a similar manner. Effects of the brutality can be seen in Turkey where thousands of Syrian citizens seek refuge and the Security Council has determined that the crisis violates international peace and security. The case study in this essay show how central the right of veto is to the crisis and how it has affected the efforts of the Security Council. From a critical perspective, the veto seems to only do harm. It had direct impact for millions of Syrians when it hindered any action in the Security Council.... (More)
The humanitarian crisis in Syria is worse than ever. The late efforts by the UN Security Council have not improved the situation on the ground. The Syrian regime continues to violently supress its people and the opposition responds in a similar manner. Effects of the brutality can be seen in Turkey where thousands of Syrian citizens seek refuge and the Security Council has determined that the crisis violates international peace and security. The case study in this essay show how central the right of veto is to the crisis and how it has affected the efforts of the Security Council. From a critical perspective, the veto seems to only do harm. It had direct impact for millions of Syrians when it hindered any action in the Security Council. Moreover, it seems to be a threat to the primary responsibility of the Council. Reformation of the veto has throughout the history of the UN failed and little has changed since then. In this essay, the right of veto is the centre of attention in the pursuit to answer the question of issue. (Less)
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author
Arnör, Anders LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20121
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
mänskliga rättigheter, International Peace and Security, Human rights, Right of veto, Security Council, Syria, United Nations
language
English
id
2597161
date added to LUP
2012-09-25 14:10:47
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:38
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  abstract     = {The humanitarian crisis in Syria is worse than ever. The late efforts by the UN Security Council have not improved the situation on the ground. The Syrian regime continues to violently supress its people and the opposition responds in a similar manner. Effects of the brutality can be seen in Turkey where thousands of Syrian citizens seek refuge and the Security Council has determined that the crisis violates international peace and security. The case study in this essay show how central the right of veto is to the crisis and how it has affected the efforts of the Security Council. From a critical perspective, the veto seems to only do harm. It had direct impact for millions of Syrians when it hindered any action in the Security Council. Moreover, it seems to be a threat to the primary responsibility of the Council. Reformation of the veto has throughout the history of the UN failed and little has changed since then. In this essay, the right of veto is the centre of attention in the pursuit to answer the question of issue.},
  author       = {Arnör, Anders},
  keyword      = {mänskliga rättigheter,International Peace and Security,Human rights,Right of veto,Security Council,Syria,United Nations},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vetoing Syria - A problematization of the Syrian crisis through the right of veto},
  year         = {2012},
}