UN Excludes Russia from Human Rights Council over Inhumane Crimes in Ukraine

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: April 8, 2022; 10:10 ♦ (Vindobona)

After more and more details about crimes committed by the Russian Army against the Ukrainian population become public, the UN General Assembly is taking action. With a necessary two-thirds majority, the deputies voted for an exclusion from the Human Rights Council. This is not the first time something like this has happened.

With the necessary two-thirds majority, the members voted to exclude Russia from the Human Rights Council / Picture: © UN Photo/Manuel Elías

The war in Ukraine and the documented crimes of the Russian army forced the UN General Assembly to take a drastic step. In a vote on whether Russia should be expelled from the Human Rights Council, a two-thirds majority was achieved with 93 votes out of 193 members. With 24 votes against and 58 abstentions, this was a clear result.

As expected, the dissenting votes included…