The Echo of Quiet Voices. Liechtenstein’s Veto Initiative and the American Six Principles

Author: Raphael Schäfer
Published: 10.10.2022
On 8 September 2022, the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, announced her government’s intention to support efforts to reform the UN Security Council. The issue of exercising the right of veto on one’s own behalf thus gained unprecedented momentum. Of “laugh tests” and “get-out-of-jail-free cards” The trigger was the Security Council’s failure to adopt S/2022/155 of 25 February 2022 due to the veto of Russia. It was a special constellation, because the draft introduced by the US and Albania dealt with a war of aggression by a permanent member of the Security Council itself. Russia tried…