UN to vote Thursday on booting Russia from Human Rights Council

Chris

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UN to vote Thursday on booting Russia from Human Rights Council
Resolution spurred by images of dead bodies in Kyiv area and reports of atrocities elsewhere would mark first time permanent member of security council kicked out of any UN body
By Edith M. Lederer

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN General Assembly will vote Thursday on whether to suspend Russia from the UN’s premier human rights body. The move was initiated by the United States in response to the discovery of hundreds of bodies after Russian troops withdrew from towns near the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, sparking calls for its forces to be tried for war crimes. US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield made the call for Russia to be stripped of its seat on the 47-member Human Rights Council in the wake of videos and photos of streets in the town of Bucha strewn with corpses of what appeared to be civilians. The videos and reporting from the town have sparked global revulsion and calls for tougher sanctions on Russia, which has vehemently denied responsibility.

“We believe that the members of the Russian forces committed war crimes in Ukraine, and we believe that Russia needs to be held accountable,” Thomas-Greenfield said Monday. “Russia’s participation on the Human Rights Council is a farce.” General Assembly spokeswoman Paulina Kubiak said Wednesday the assembly’s emergency special session on Ukraine will resume at 10 a.m. EDT (5 p.m. in Israel) on Thursday when the resolution “to suspend the rights of membership in the Human Rights Council of the Russian Federation” will be put to a vote. While the Human Rights Council is based in Geneva, its members are elected by the 193-nation General Assembly for three-year terms. The March 2006 resolution that established the Human Rights Council states that the assembly may suspend membership rights of a country “that commits gross and systematic violations of human rights.”

more.............. https://www.timesofisrael.com/un-to-vote-thursday-on-booting-russia-from-human-rights-council/
 

NewWine2020

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UN to vote Thursday on booting Russia from Human Rights Council
Resolution spurred by images of dead bodies in Kyiv area and reports of atrocities elsewhere would mark first time permanent member of security council kicked out of any UN body
By Edith M. Lederer

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN General Assembly will vote Thursday on whether to suspend Russia from the UN’s premier human rights body. The move was initiated by the United States in response to the discovery of hundreds of bodies after Russian troops withdrew from towns near the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, sparking calls for its forces to be tried for war crimes. US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield made the call for Russia to be stripped of its seat on the 47-member Human Rights Council in the wake of videos and photos of streets in the town of Bucha strewn with corpses of what appeared to be civilians. The videos and reporting from the town have sparked global revulsion and calls for tougher sanctions on Russia, which has vehemently denied responsibility.

“We believe that the members of the Russian forces committed war crimes in Ukraine, and we believe that Russia needs to be held accountable,” Thomas-Greenfield said Monday. “Russia’s participation on the Human Rights Council is a farce.” General Assembly spokeswoman Paulina Kubiak said Wednesday the assembly’s emergency special session on Ukraine will resume at 10 a.m. EDT (5 p.m. in Israel) on Thursday when the resolution “to suspend the rights of membership in the Human Rights Council of the Russian Federation” will be put to a vote. While the Human Rights Council is based in Geneva, its members are elected by the 193-nation General Assembly for three-year terms. The March 2006 resolution that established the Human Rights Council states that the assembly may suspend membership rights of a country “that commits gross and systematic violations of human rights.”

more.............. https://www.timesofisrael.com/un-to-vote-thursday-on-booting-russia-from-human-rights-council/

How they ever had a seat to begin with is a total mystery to me...it's laughable.
 

DanLMP

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UN hypocrisy.

How many threads have been posted citing the UN assigning different countries the head of this or that UN agency that were violators of this or that?
 
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