The Ukraine Crisis 2022 — An Alarm for the Reform of the UN Security Council?

Gordanić, Jelica (2022) The Ukraine Crisis 2022 — An Alarm for the Reform of the UN Security Council? The Review of International Affairs, LXXIII (1186). pp. 125-146. ISSN 0486-6096

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The 2022 Ukraine crisis pointed out many shortcomings and absurdities of the UN system. Russia’s veto has paralyzed the Security Council and disabled the maintenance of international peace and security. Other mechanisms used by the United Nations were not adequate to stop the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The author analyses the Ukraine crisis as an indicator for the reform of the Security Council. Various aspects, possibilities, and initiatives of the Security Council’s reform exist. The complex process of the UN Charter’s revision and the right of veto of five permanent members are cited as major impediments to the Security Council’s reform in this paper. The Ukraine crisis is a new San Francisco moment that will fail due to the lack of political will of the permanent members of the Security Council. The paper concludes that the Security Council should use more realistic solutions in order to empower its capacities and prevent future breaches of international peace and security.

Item Type: Journal Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Russia; Ukraine; the Security Council; reform; veto; United Nations; permanent member; Ukraine crisis
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2023 10:09
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2023 13:27

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