The members of the United Nations Human Rights Council approved a draft resolution appointing a special rapporteur to investigate Abuses committed by Vladimir Putin in Russia.
project was 17 adhesions, between them from Argentina and Paraguaywhile there was Six votes againstThe position they have taken Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela, s 24 members abstained from votingthe option he chose Brazil, Mexico and Honduras.
Other countries that rejected the project were China, Kazakhstan and Eritrea.
The initiative was submitted by European Union countries, supported by the United States and Ukraine And others who justified this by the complete absence of internal mechanisms to defend human rights independent of the authority.
They also said that Russia’s recent exit from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights leaves the citizens of that country Without the possibility of resorting to any international or regional judicial body To achieve respect for their human rights, if they are denied in national courts.
According to the text that the news agency was able to access Fscheduled, during the term of 12 Monthsyou should check out The situation of human rights in Russia and to report on its findings at the sessions to be held by both the Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations within a year.
Project also requires from Russia Granting “unimpeded access” to the country for the expertso you can interview relevant actors, including civil society leaders.
Do you The first resolution approved by the Human Rights Council will deal with the internal situation in RussiaThis year, this 47-nation body voted in favor of investigating human rights abuses committed by the Russian armed forces during the current invasion of Ukraine.
This year Russia was expelled from the council, which includes 12 European countries in its composition, including Ukraine, as well as the United States, China, Cuba and Venezuela.
In the council’s 16 years of operation, the council has rejected only one proposal for a resolution, one that last year called for a renewal of the UN Panel of Experts on Yemen, something the NGO considered. Defenders He blamed pressure from Saudi Arabia and the UAE on African members who voted overwhelmingly against him.
(With information from EFE)