This episode covers the US veto to Draft Resolution S/2017/1060, and features Daniel Kjellén of the Stop Illegitimate Vetoes campaign and Viktor Sundman of the United Nations Association of Sweden.
This episode covers the Russian vetoes to Draft Resolutions S/2017/962 and S/2017/970, and features Daniel Kjellén of the Stop Illegitimate Vetoes campaign and Viktor Sundman of the United Nations Association of Sweden.
This episode covers the Russian veto to Draft Resolution S/2017/884, and features Daniel Kjellén of the Stop Illegitimate Vetoes campaign and Viktor Sundman of the United Nations Association of Sweden.
The Veto Cast is back in a new format. This pilot will give you a glimpse of what is to come.
In the final part of our podcast series we highlight one of the biggest failures in the history of the UN. A conflict that raise emotions in many of us, but no matter which side you take or if you chose not to take sides at all, there is one undeniable fact: THE INFLUENCE OF THE VETO in the Israeli–Arab conflict.
In today’s episode of The Veto Cast we highlight the concept of Core Concerns. This is a formulation created by Stop Illegitmate Vetoes to define on what grounds a veto can be used legitimately.
The core concerns of a state is to remain secure for its citizens while being recognized as a sovereign country. A malicious Security Council without the veto could, in a worst case scenario, challenge a state’s security and sovereignty through actions and decisions. The veto was put in place to guarantee the permanent members that this would not happen – but today, the veto is used for many more reasons than to protect the core concerns.
In the case of Ukraine the veto was not in line with neither core concerns nor the UN charter. The motives behind the veto and what Russia frames as national interests is explained by Elena Namli, professor of ethics at Uppsala University. With the help of Eduard Dyachuk we explore the complicated relationship between Ukraine and Russia.
Join the veto cast as we we guide you on the complicated road of international law.
Burma first caught the eyes of the world during the 2007 Saffron revolution when munks took the streets to protest against the regime. With the help of Mya Lay we tell the story of what happened in the Saffron Revolution and what Burmas rocky road towards democracy looks like from a Burmese perspective.
If you haven’t heard about Burma, now is the time!
Over 4 million people have fled Syria, 320 000 have been killed. The actual number is probably even higher, but this episode is not about numbers. Instead we tell you what could have been done, but tragically was not. We give you the story of how the UN and the international community have failed in their responsibility to protect the Syrian people. Syrian journalist Qais Fares tells the story of how his work was made possible only by the presence of UN observers. The UN mission was in turn made possible by the passing of Resolution 2043. However, four critical resolutions were not passed because of ILLEGITIMATE VETOES.
The HIDDEN VETO or the threat of a veto can have devastating consequences. The genocide in Rwanda was a hundred day massacre that could have been prevented by the UN. In this episode we explore the workings of the closed sessions of the security council and how the forum can be misused as a tool to pressure other UN members. We give you the story of how the UN failed the Rwandan people and with the help of the president of Rwandas democratic Green Party Dr Frank Habineza, we explore how the UN presence is viewed in Rwanda today.
LET’S UNCOVER THE HIDDEN VETO!
What impact does 70 years of vetoes have?
In the first episode of The Veto Cast we give you a crash course of the origins of the veto and touch upon the impact it has today. The impact it has on the workings of the UN, on the world and on you. This impact is one of the reasons behind why Stop Illegitimate Vetoes was founded. Our very own Hanna Wernerson and Daniel Kjellén explain the goals of the campaign and why we choose to focus on the veto. With the help of former Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and the Legal Counsel of the United Nations, Hans Corell and Advocacy officer for Global Center for R2P, Ryan D’ Souza we explore the concept of an illegitimate veto. What is an illegitimate veto and what are the prospects for changing the attitude towards veto use?