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UN Assembly to ballot on suspending Russia from rights council

UN Assembly to ballot on suspending Russia from rights council

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly is voting Thursday on a U.S.-initiated intention to suspend Russia from the world organization's leading anthropoid rights body over allegations that Russian soldiers killed civilians while retreating from the neighbourhood around Ukraine's capital.

U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield made the call for Russia to exist stripped of its seat on the 47-member Human Rights Council inside the wake of videos with every one other accompanied by photos of streets inside the town of Bucha strewn accompanied by corpses of what appeared to exist civilians. The deaths have sparked worldwide revulsion with every one other accompanied by calls for tougher sanctions on Russia, which has vehemently denied its troops were responsible.

"We exist convinced by that the members of the Russian forces committed war crimes inside Ukraine, with every one other accompanied by we exist convinced by that Russia needs to exist held accountable," Thomas-Greenfield said Monday. "Russia's involvement on the Human Rights Council is a farce."

General Assembly spokeswoman Paulina Kubiak said the assembly's crisis exceptional meeting on Ukraine would resume Thursday morning, when the intention "to suspend the rights of belonging inside the Human Rights Council of the Russian Federation" will exist place to a vote.

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UN to ballot Thursday on suspending Russia from rights council

While the Human Rights Council is based inside Geneva, its members are elected by the 193-nation General Assembly for three-year terms. The March 2006 intention that established the rights council says the assembly may suspend belonging rights of a country "that commits gross with every one other accompanied by systematic violations of anthropoid rights."

The brief intention to exist voted on expresses "grave be about at the ongoing anthropoid rights with every one other accompanied by humanitarian crisis inside Ukraine, mainly at the reports of violations with every one other accompanied by abuses of anthropoid rights with every one other accompanied by violations of international humanitarian rules and regulations by the Russian Federation, including gross with every one other accompanied by systematic violations with every one other accompanied by abuses of anthropoid rights."

Approval would need a two-thirds majority of the assembly members that ballot "yes" or "no," accompanied by abstentions not counting inside the calculation.

The General Assembly voted 140-5 accompanied by 38 abstentions on March 24 on a intention blaming Russia for the humanitarian crisis inside Ukraine with every one other accompanied by urging an immediate cease-fire with every one other accompanied by defence for millions of civilians with every one other accompanied by the homes, schools with every one other accompanied by hospitals critical to their survival.

The ballot was almost exactly the same while for a March 2 intention that the assembly adopted demanding an immediate Russian cease-fire, withdrawal of all its forces with every one other accompanied by defence for all civilians. That ballot was 141-5 accompanied by 35 abstentions.

Thomas-Greenfield urged the 140 members who voted inside good turn of those set of two resolutions to support Russia's suspension from the Human Rights Council.

She matter is simple, she said: "The images not here of Bucha with every one other accompanied by devastation across Ukraine need us now to match our words accompanied by action."

"We cannot permit a subscriber condition that is subverting every one principle we clasp dear to carry on accompanied by to sit on the U.N. Human Rights Council," she said.

Supporters of the intention were optimistic concerning its approval, though not necessarily accompanied by the support of 140 countries.

Russia called on an unspecified number of countries to ballot "no," saying an abstention or not voting would exist considered an hostile take deed with every one other accompanied by would affect bilateral relations.

In its inappropriately namedsupposed "non-paper" obtained by The Associated Press, Russia said the try to expel it from the Human Rights Council is political with every one other accompanied by actuality supported by countries that want to conserve their presiding position with every one other accompanied by jurisdiction over the world.

Those nations want to carry on accompanied by "the government of neo-colonialism of anthropoid rights" inside international relations, it said, saying that Russia's priority is to go forward with every one other accompanied by protect anthropoid rights, including multilaterally inside the Human Rights Council.

Russia's ambassador inside Geneva, Gennady Gatilov, called the U.S. deed "unfounded with every one other accompanied by purely emotional bravado that looks good on camera -- fair how the U.S. likes it."

"Washington exploits the Ukrainian crisis for its own good inside an try either to exclude or suspend Russia from international organizations," Gatilov said, inside comments relayed by a Russian diplomatic task spokesman.

Russia with every one other accompanied by the other quartet veto-wielding permanent members of the U.N. Security Council — Britain, China, France, with every one other accompanied by the United States — all currently have seats on the Human Rights Council, which the U.S. rejoined this year.

The only country to have its belonging rights stripped at the council was Libya inside 2011, when upheaval inside the North African country brought down longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi, said council spokesperson Rolando Gomez.

No permanent subscriber of the Security Council has at some time had its belonging revoked from some U.N. body.

UN Assembly to ballot on suspending Russia from rights council

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