The UN Security Council Veto and Atrocity Crimes

November 20, 2020 12:10 PM - 1:10 PM

In this one hour webinar, former US war crimes Ambassador David Scheffer and Mohammad Al Abdallah, Executive Director of the Syrian Justice and Accountability Center, will discuss Jennifer Trahan’s new book: Existing Legal Limits to Security Council Veto Power in the Face of Atrocity Crimes with Professor Trahan herself. With a particular focus on the situation in Syria, the panel will discuss the use of the UN Security Council veto to block action in the face of atrocities and the impact this has had in Syria. It will go on to consider whether there are legal limits on the use of the veto in the case of ongoing crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide, and how these limits might be enforced.

The discussion will be moderated by Professor Aslı Ü. Bâli of the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA Law.

RSVP information forthcoming.


Co-sponsored by UCLA Law International and Comparative Law Program, UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations