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IN MASS ATROCITY SITUATIONS

SYRIA

Since the start of the Syrian crisis in March 2011, the veto has been used eight times at the UN Security Council by Russia (eight vetoes) and China (six vetoes and two abstentions). Our Occasional Paper entitled "Failure to Protect: Syria and the UN Security Council" was published in March 2015. Due UN Security Council inaction, our recommendations have remained the same. Learn more about how the abuse of the veto has paralyzed the United Nations and fueled the deaths of over 460,000 people: 

 
Background: Destruction in the City of Homs (Yazam Homsy/Reuters)