The severity of the Syrian Conflict is unparalleled and has thus exacerbated the failure of the attempts to end it. According to the BBC, the conflict has claimed more than 100,000 lives and the numbers are still rising by an average of two hundred casualties per day.[vi] There still is not a humanitarian intervention of any sort by the UN to protect civilians; however United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has established a mission called United Nations...
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... the most fundamental criticism is to the UN’s questionable stance as a democratic organization. Since the UN Charter grants the UNSC all the legislative, executive and judiciary branches of governance, the UN can hardly be seen as a democratic body, according to Philosopher Dieter Heinrich.[xviii] The lack of a checks and balances mechanism to control the actions of the branches is the reason behind the UNSC’s frequent deadlocks, including the current Syrian crisis. Consequently, allowing the largest arms exporting countries, who all happen to have nuclear power, to also have permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council proves to be an obstacle in promoting international peace and security.[xix] Thus, the defective structure of the United Nations Security Council is responsible UN’s inactivity at civil wars, genocides and other catastrophes.
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