Foreign Policy Watch: Cross-Border Terrorism

Hidden vetoes must go, India tells UN

  1. Context: India has sought transparency in the U.N. procedures to designate a group or an individual terrorist
  2. Existing rules: Security Council members to oppose any move in the sanctions committees in a clandestine manner and without offering any explanation
  3. The sanctions committees can take decisions only unanimously, and this means any of the 15 members can veto a move
  4. Hidden veto: This amounts to allowing a ‘hidden veto’ for every member of the council
  5. Background: The demand comes days after China blocked its bid to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar a terrorist

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