The crimes were committed on Feb. 17, and just days later the Security Council referred the case to the ICC.
In the end, Abbas could not even get enough Security Council votes to force the U.S. to use its veto and he tabled the motion.
That trip led Richard to persuade the Security Council to put a health issue—HIV/AIDS—on its agenda for the first time.
Three of these, Brazil, India and Germany are all aspirants to a permanent seat in the Security Council.
They will not let such a resolution through the Security Council again.
The deal at the Security Council on Thursday was a continuation of that process.
The Security Council met in emergency session Wednesday afternoon to discuss an international response.
As I observed last week, his resurrection of the word “disarmament” before the Security Council was historic.
Unless Russia agrees to support a new Security Council resolution, he added, “then there will be no use for Geneva 2.”
If clarification of that mission is called for, do we need to go back to the Security Council and the Arab League?
An important division of the United Nations that contains five permanent members — the United States, Britain, China, France, and Russia — and ten rotating members. It is often called into session to respond quickly to international crises. Any permanent member can exercise a veto over a resolution before the Security Council.