United Nations, Security Council, International Criminal Court, international law, impunity, war crimes, permanent five members, veto power, ICC jurisdiction
The Security Council’s power to refer states to the International Criminal Court undermines international law because the permanent five members use their veto power to protect guilty allies from prosecution. The Council should be reformed so that the body can override a veto with a supermajority and bring war criminals to justice.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Five Sides of Justice: The Dangerous and Disproportionate Influence of the Permanent Five Members of the UN Security Council on the International Criminal Court,"
Brigham Young University Prelaw Review: Vol. 32
, Article 18.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byuplr/vol32/iss1/18