Three Options for the Veto Power After the War in Ukraine

Author: André Nollkaemper
Published: 11.04.2022
If any good can come out of the war in Ukraine, it should be a resumption of the decade-long process in the United Nations aiming at reining in or even removing the veto power of the permanent members of the Security Council. President Zelensky’s recent call for reforming the veto system may help to create the necessary political momentum. Is restricting the use of or abolishing the veto power likely to happen? Perhaps not. The separate paths taken by the Russian Federation, China and ‘the West’, even apart from the current war, make any successful multilateral process an unlikely prospect…