Here’s How Countries Voted in Today’s Voted to Remove Russia from the U.N. Human Rights Council – On Thursday, during the Eleventh Emergency Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly, a vote was held on the “suspension of the rights of membership of the Russian Federation in the Human Rights Council.”
The General Assembly voted to pass the motion in a 93-24 vote, removing Russia from its position of authority on the council over its human rights abuses and alleged war crimes committed in Ukraine since the invasion began on February 24.
Compared to two votes in March where the General Assembly voted in favor of calling for Russia to end the war in Ukraine, fewer nations voted in favor of stripping Russia of its seat on the Human Rights Council, with 58 countries’ opting to abstain.
Notably, the nations that voted “no” to the motion – a small minority – are largely dependent on Russia for energy and other exports, or are already hostile to the United States and NATO.
Here’s How the United Nations Voted
According to the United Nations Digital Library, this is how nations voted on Thursday.
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Korea
Republic of Moldova
Central African Republic
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Syrian Arab Republic
Nations not listed either abstained or are non-voting members.
Read more on today’s vote here.
Jack Buckby is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.