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Russia elected as member of UN Human Rights Council

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Russia elected as member of UN Human Rights Council


14.10.2020

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For the next three years, Russia is going to be a member of the UN Human Rights Council, TASS reports. Voting took place the day before, on October 13, Russia was supported by almost 160 states.

Together with Russia, since the beginning of 2021, 15 countries will have entered the UN Human Rights Council: Bolivia, China, Cuba, France, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Senegal, Uzbekistan, Great Britain and others.

According to the representative of the chairman of the UN General Assembly, the vacancies were distributed as follows: four were received by the countries of Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, two - Eastern and Western Europe, three - Latin American states and the Caribbean.

All states of the international organization can join the HRC. The country needs to get at least 97 votes, that is, the majority of the votes of the members of the UN, which includes o193 countries.

HRC is an intergovernmental body of the UN system. It started almost a decade and a half ago, replacing the Commission on Human Rights, which has often been accused of bias. The HRC brings together 47 countries.

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