Argument: P-5 veto encourages strongest states to work inside not outside the system

Issue Report: UN Security Council veto


  • Statement by Australia. Question of Equitable Representation. 1993 – “form of ‘last resort’ safeguard to protect the national interests of the strongest players in the international system [of collective security], if only to ensure that they have a stronger stake in acting within the system than outside of it.”[1]