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Russia’s suspension from UNHRC is a significant step by the international community, says Biden


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US President Joe Biden on Thursday welcomed the UN General Assembly’s decision to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council, describing it as a significant step by the international community. This is a significant step by the international community, further demonstrating how Putin’s war has made Russia an international pariah, Biden said hours after the United Nations General Assembly suspended the Russia of the CDH with 93 votes against 24 and 58 abstentions. India abstained from voting.

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If India has chosen a side, it is the side of peace: Amb Tirumurti on the abstention at the UNGA on the suspension of Russia from the HRC

Abstaining in the UN General Assembly in a vote to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council, India said on Thursday that while it has “chosen” a side , it is on the side of “peace and it is for the immediate end of violence”. “

The 193-member United Nations General Assembly voted to adopt a draft resolution proposed by the United States to suspend Russia from the world’s top human rights organization over allegations reports of Russian soldiers killing civilians as they retreated from towns near the Ukrainian capital, kyiv.

The project received 93 votes for, 24 against and 58 abstentions.

Russia, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, is suspended from the Human Rights Council. No permanent member of the UN Security Council has ever had their membership revoked from any organ of the world body.

Russia suspended from UN Human Rights Council, India abstains in UNGA vote

Russia has been suspended from the UN Human Rights Council after the 193-member General Assembly voted on Thursday to pass a US-proposed resolution that received 93 votes in favor and 58 abstentions, including India.

The resolution entitled “Suspension of the rights of membership of the Russian Federation in the Human Rights Council” was adopted with 93 votes for, 24 against and 58 abstentions. Abstentions include Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Africa South, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates.

“India abstained on the resolution regarding the suspension of the Russian Federation from the Human Rights Council adopted in the General Assembly today. We do so for both substantive and procedure,” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador, TS Tirumurti, said. the explanation of vote after the vote.

—With agency contributions

(Edited by : Ajay Vaishnav)

First post: STI


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