Se cuestiona el poder de veto de Rusia en la ONU
April 7, 2022 - El presidente ucraniano Zelensky ha instado a la ONU a que retire a Rusia del Consejo de Seguridad, donde tiene poder de veto, tras la creciente evidencia de crímenes de guerra rusos en Ucrania.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called on the United Nations to remove Russia from the Security Council after evidence circulated of war crimes in Bucha and elsewhere in his country.
Zelensky argued that Russia should be removed because it holds the power of veto, stating that it was time to reform the global peace-keeping body.
The UN officially came into existence at the end or World War II, on October 24, 1945, upon ratification of the Charter by the five then-permanent members of the Security Council – the Republic of China (now People’s Republic of China), the Provisional Government of the French Republic (now the French Republic), the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR, now the Russian Federation), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America.
As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Russia has the power to veto any substantive resolution – and has done so almost 120 times. Most recently in February, it vetoed a resolution that would have demanded Moscow immediately stop its attack on Ukraine.
As Russia is a permanent member of the Security Council, and has veto powers, the Council cannot recommend the removal of Russia without its agreement, meaning Russia would need to approve its own sacking, which is clearly not going to happen.
- Can Russia be removed from UN Security Council and how would that work? (ABC)
- Zelensky calls for Russian expulsion from UN Security Council (The Hill)
- Zelenski calls for Russia’s expulsion from the UN Security Council (Chartr)
- Security Council veto list (UN Dag Hammarskjold Library)
- United Nations Security Council (Wikipedia)