What is the right of veto



What is the right of veto


Veto means submitting an objection to any decision submitted to the Security Council without giving reasons, and this right is granted to the five permanent members of the Council, and these countries are: the United Kingdom , Russia, China , France and the United States
The term "veto" in the United Nations law was presented with the term (the right to veto), which is in fact considered a right to exhaust the decision and not merely to object to it. It suffices to object to any of the five permanent members of the Security Council so that the decision is not passed and rejected at all. Even if it is acceptable to the other fourteen countries

This system was adopted in the voting in the Security Council to encourage some countries to participate in the United Nations after the events of the Second World War, and after it became clear to them that they could lose some privileges if they participated in an organization that respects democracy
The veto helped the United States to provide the best forms of political support to the Israeli entity, by helping it thwart any Security Council resolution compelling "Israel" to stop the occupation of the Palestinian territories and stop acts of violence against the Palestinian people. The veto also helped Israel by Failure of any decision condemning "Israel" using excessive force, as happened in the Gaza Strip and the Lebanon war, which led to doubts about the credibility of the United Nations because of the US veto.
This system also contradicts in general with the basic matters and rules that are required by democratic systems. From the beginning, the five countries were not chosen and democratically elected, as they also do not vote with a known majority system on various decisions.
This has appeared in recent years a number of voices that have demanded the expansion of the Security Council and the amendment of the United Nations system, with the addition of other proposed countries such as Japan, Germany and Brazil, and other voices that have proposed a vote for Africa and South America, which in any case are calls for expansion without prejudice to the principle of (veto)
It is worth noting that some voices have appeared that called for the permanent abolition of the veto voting system and the adoption of a more democratic, transparent and balanced system

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