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Abuse of vetos...

by Edward ODaniel / July 19, 2004 5:38 AM PDT
Just Say No to Vetoes

Published: July 19, 2004

Today the United Nations General Assembly is likely to vote to demand that Israel comply with the ruling of the International Court of Justice and dismantle its wall under construction in the West Bank. The court's opinion marks a milestone in the Palestinian struggle. Yet its greatest impact may not be on Israel or its occupation of Palestinian territory. By calling on nations around the world to enforce international human rights law when enforcement is vetoed by a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, the court has essentially affirmed a power to "veto the veto."

Note that only the US is claimed to have "abused" the veto power despite common knowledge to the contrary.

Note also that the body who asserts the veto can be overridden is a powerless body without full or complete recognition or affirmation of legitimacy--trying to overrule the charter itself.

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