Therefore, the Security Council was under much criticism on the Issue of representation. For instance, developing countries argue that the UNSC breeds. Neocolonialism with the aim of forming a global government. Furthermore, the Council has been criticized for usurpation by the permanent members, the P 5 hence questioning its legitimacy. This was the case because the UNSC depends on the Western Powers for material help and Political leadership. Therefore, the Council has been undermined by the superpowers in its decision making hence as some critics put it serves the interest of the P 5 rendering it, an exclusive club rather than a platform for international representation.
Veto Power. The veto power from one of the five permanent countries can overrule any action taken by the Security Council. Utilizing their exclusive. Veto Permanent Powers the US and the Soviet Union could veto any resolution that the UN did not approve. Therefore the veto power has been condemned since a single country's vote can overturn the opinion of many other member countries or even cripple the UN's diplomatic or armed solution to a problem. For example in 2014 Russia's veto overruled thirteen other votes that were condemning its action in the annexation of Crimea McDonald 59 2010. From 1982 United States has been able to successfully veto UNSC's resolutions that regard actions against Israel.
This far the UNSC has failed to curb government killings in the internal conflicts of Syria and Libya. Therefore these cases show how the UN's administrative structure and politics have failed to evolve hence respond to changes in power and geopolitics.
Limitations. Lack of an International Army. Many observers note that the UN security council's major weakness accrues from its inability to undertake security mission with an independent army In the formation of the Council the founders had intended to come up with a military structure that could run independent operations under the direct control of the Security Council as mentioned in article 43 and 45 of the UN Charter. However, the member states have been reluctant to provide financial support to build the common army. Some scholars argue that member countries fear that if the Council had a powerful army at its command then it would overpower the national armies of the sovereign countries hence posing a risk of creating a global government. Therefore this has hindered a majority of UNSC's peacekeeping and security operations. For example in the peacekeeping missions in Bosnia Rwanda and Somalia, the UN failed to achieve its determined end and this resulted in a takeover by NATO Cronin Hurd 998 2008. Similarly in Libya UNSC failed to counter the civil wars hence calling for NATO to complete the mission.
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