SOAS, The School of Oriental and African Studies set up a replica of a UN security council meeting for students in year 9 up to year 11. Here, they learned about the articles related to peace and law, the making of laws and the structure of a typical meeting.
Burlington Danes joined in on this incredible experience to discover the structures of law and who has the most power or status within the organisation.
5 states of which are permanent that include: United Kingdom, United States, China, France, and Russia. As well as 10 non-permanent members that change every 2yrs. Using article 39: threat of peace or an act of aggression,
Article 41: measures short of force such as sanctions of no trade
and finally Article 42: all means necessary are used which is a hard law of using all military forces. Students across five different schools took the role of the fifteen current countries that are apart of the security council ; and debated whether "the USA strikes against Syria in April 2017 were illegal and Syria's use in chemical weaponry is illegal and the council are prepared to use any means necessary for future use of this weapon on Syria". Using the beliefs of each country they discussed heavily on the issue, some may say the US was in the right for going against Assad others disagree believing the US has no reason to bombard Syria, despite its previous involvement in the countries affairs. What are your beliefs? Does it go against your own countries?