Amnesty International has requested the China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to think in a humanitarian ground and to let leave the veto for the millions of victims of atrocity worldwide. The brutality committed in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Central African Republic and other countries are beyond description. The UN Security Council was established 70 years ago to ensure that the world will never face the horrors, which were witnessed in the Second World War.
According to Salil Shetty, the organization’s secretary general, said in a statement that the UN Security Council had “miserably failed” to protect lives in their utmost time and instead “promote their political self-interest or geopolitical interest above the interest of protecting civilians,” [BBC World]
The account of Barbarism
The UN Security Council had failed to solve the crisis in Syria where 200,000 innocent people has already died in last four years. According to the report the level of human torture has reached its highest rank on 2014. Along with Syria the neighboring country Iraq has gone through a lot for the arising power of IS [Islamic State]. The attack on Gaza by the Israeli forces caused the loss of 2,000 lives of the Palestinian. In Nigeria the constant problems between government powers and Boko Haram 276 schoolgirls in the town of Chibok were turn into dust. In the Central African Republic, more than 5,000 died in violence despite of the constant presence of international forces. The South Sudan too falls into the grips of International Terrorism.
The measurements according to the Amnesty International
Amnesty International believes if the five powerful countries of the UN Security Council can call off their veto to that can be a “game changer” in tackling the situation of world peace. But it lacks their interest as they all are busy is securing their personal interest. Anna Neistat, the senior director of Amnesty, said: “Huge arms shipments were delivered to Iraq, Israel, Russia, South Sudan and Syria in 2014 despite the very high likelihood that these weapons would be used against civilian populations trapped in conflict.”
Though the Arms Trade Treaty was a successful attempt, there is much more still to be done. According to the Amnesty’s report, 2014 had been one of the worst refugee crises in history. As the last words, is a grueling fact that came out of Mr Shetty’s:”The underlying drivers of abuse are discrimination, impunity and inequality, if we do not stop these, all we will have is a cycle of violence.”