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Amnesty International urges UNSC Members to give up veto power in cases of genocide

  • Amnesty International has called upon the UN Security Council’s five permanent members to give up their veto power in cases of mass atrocities.

    The rights group said in its annual report that the response of the international community to several catastrophes last year was shameful.

    Wealthier countries’ reluctance to shelter more refugees was “abhorrent”, it said, adding that the outlook for 2015 was also bleak.

    Amnesty general secretary Salil Shetty said in a statement that the UN Security Council had failed to protect civilian victims.

    Tagged as: Amnesty International, UN Security Council, permanent members, veto power, refugees, Salil Shetty, world news