The illegitimacy of the Russian Federation’s presence in the UN Security Council: the material and legal basis of the axiom and the assessment of the prospect of depriving it of its actual status


  • Ihor Medytskyi


United Nations, Security Council, armed aggression, war crimes, genocide


The article deals with the legitimacy of the Russian Federation’s membership in the UN Security Council in connection with the armed aggression against Ukraine. The author makes a criminological assessment of the consequences of the armed aggression: social (loss of life potential due to the death of civilians, emergence of the category of internally displaced persons and refugees, forced deportation of children outside Ukraine) and economic (destruction of housing, losses for industry, energy, agriculture and land resources). The author summarizes and assesses possible ways to establish peace and restore the global security environment through: depriving Russia of the status of a permanent member of the UN Security Council and expelling it from the Organization as a whole; suspending its rights or privileges as a member of the Organization; expanding the membership of the UN Security Council and taking into account new centers of influence.