The United Nations

Join CGA faculty along with current practitioners to discuss the issues debated by UN member states as well as within the Secretariat, and approaches to global challenges offered by UN agencies and by other forms of multilateral cooperation.

INTERNATIONAL CAREERS IN THE UNITED NATIONS AND MULTILATERAL ORGANIZATIONS
Monday, February 25, 6:30–7:45 p.m.

Moderator: Anne Marie Goetz, Clinical Professor, NYUSPS Center for Global Afairs

HARD LAW OBLIGATIONS, ATROCITY CRIMES, AND THE VETO
DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Currently, the use of the veto by permanent members of the UN Security Council is treated as above all international law—with the result that it can be invoked for any reason or no reason whatsoever, in the face of ongoing genocide, crimes against humanity and/or war crimes. This panel questions this state of afairs by exploring legal challenges that could be pursued to question unlimited veto use in the face of atrocity crimes with CGA Clinical Professor Jennifer Trahan, who has been working on this initiative.


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