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Amnesty International calls to abolish veto in UN Security Council

The UN Security Council must abolish the right of veto so that Russia does not abuse it, Amnesty International believes.

Amnesty International calls to abolish veto in UN Security Council

The International human rights organization Amnesty International calls on the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to give up their rights of veto in consideration of genocide or other mass atrocities, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the website of the organization.

"The United Nations Security Council was created to protect civilians to provide peace and security and they have dismally failed. We are saying therefore one of the instruments through which this failure has ended up happening is the abuse of the veto by the permanent five members of the Security Council time and again," said Salil Shetty, Secretary General, Amnesty International.

One of the reasons is the risk of Russia blocking important steps for stabilization of the situation in Ukraine.

The report also focuses on the Ukraine conflict claiming indiscriminate use of force by both pro-Russian separatists and government forces.