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 Security Council veto should be limited, UN human rights commissioner says

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein is calling for limits on the use of the veto power by the UN Security Council’s five permanent members that allows them to block any UN resolution.

Censor.NET reports citing The Telegraph.

"The UN Security Council should, without any further delay, adopt criteria to restrain members from using the veto when there are serious concerns that war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide may have been committed," Zeid said in a statement.

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Limiting the veto power of the five permanent members of the Security Council would allow the situation in Syria to be referred to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, he remarked.

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In turn, Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that the Kremlin would view any attempt to limit Russia's power of veto at the Security Council "negatively."Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n408994