Zelensky Urges UN To Boot Russia From Security Council In…


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Zelensky Urges UN To Boot Russia From Security Council In Fiery Speech


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  1. > Zelensky has suggested removing Russia as a Security Council permanent member in the past, but the idea could face long odds. The most straightforward ways of removing Russia from the body would involve either amending the United Nations charter or expelling the country from the UN entirely, both of which would be subject to Russia’s veto power. There is no method to overrule a veto.

    Not mentioned in this article, but there is a proposed avenue of removing Russia from the Security Council that can’t be vetoed: having the General Assembly agree by majority vote that it never recognised the USSR’s seat’s transfer to the Russian Federation (unlike when it did with China in [UNGA Resolution 2758](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_General_Assembly_Resolution_2758?wprov=sfla1)) and resolves to abolish it.

  2. Unfortunately that would be the permanent member part of the security council. And even if everybody else voted against Russia, China still wouldn’t

  3. Fair enough. Rogue states have no business having power of veto. The UN needs an apparatus to account for changing global politics over time.

  4. I’m not convinced that changing the UN Charter to be able to remove Russia from the Security Council won’t result in the United States also losing veto power. The number of free states is lower than the number of authoritarian states. A pure democratic UN will result in our marginalization.