Michael J. Kelly,
United Nations Security Council Permanent Membership and the Veto Problem,
52 Case W. Res. J. Int'l L.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/jil/vol52/iss1/8
"Every time a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council casts a veto, or threatens to do so, to protect a client state committing atrocities, or perhaps to protect even themselves when they do so, the legitimacy of the UNSC is further eroded. This erosion has been decades in the making as the U.N. has grown but the UNSC has long ceased to reflect the new power structures in the world today; however, this behavior quickens the pace of that erosion exponentially. A weakened Security Council weakens not only our entire global governance project but also the very collective security goal the United Nations was designed to effectuate."