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Overcoming the Use of the Veto by the Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council in the Face of Atrocity Crimes

This webinar discusses the role of the veto by permanent members of the Security Council in the face of atrocity crimes, the legalities of the Security Council veto by these members, and steps that might be taken to overcome the political bludgeon the veto has become.


  • Mohammad Al Abdallah, Director of Syria Justice and Accountability Center (SJAC)
  • Ambassador (ret.) Hans Corell, served as Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and the Legal Counsel of the United Nations from March 1994 to March 2004
  • Professor Jennifer Trahan, Clinical Professor at NYU's Center for Global Affairs

Co-Sponsor: ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice International Human Rights Committee

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