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Russia

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Russia

Freedom House Rating Not-Free
Population 145,934,460
GDP per Capita $10,166

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    Human rights record
    • Extrajudicial killings and forced disappearances
    • Harsh and life-threatening prison conditions
    • Lack of judicial independence
    • Political prisoners
    • Severely restricted freedoms of expression, press, assembly, association, and movement
    • Restricted right to participate in the political process and ensure fair elections
    • Institutionalization in harsh conditions of persons with disabilities
    • Violence against LGBTI persons, especially in Chechnya.
UN condemnations of Russia
  • UNHRC Resolutions: 3
  • UNGA Resolutions: 19
  • CSW Resolutions: 0
  • Commissions of Inquiry: 0
Current memberships in UN bodies
  • Commission on the Status of Women 47-nation body on gender equality and the empowerment of women
  • Committee on NGOs ECOSOC committee that accredits and supervises the UN activity of human rights NGOs
  • ECOSOC A key UN organ that regulates human rights groups, shapes the composition of UN women’s rights bodies, and legislates on issues from internet freedom to treatment of prisoners
  • UN Women Executive Board Oversees agency of 2,000 employees working for gender equality and the empowerment of women
  • UNESCO Oversees UN agency for education, science and culture
  • UNESCO Human Rights Committee Judges individual human rights complaints in UNESCO’s field of competence; formal name is “Committee on Conventions and Recommendations”
Membership in UNHRC 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2021, 2022

Voting record on Israel at UN General Assembly (2015 - Present)

  • 0% For Israel
    0 resolutions
  • 85% Against Israel
    104 resolutions
  • 15% Abstain on Israel
    19 resolutions

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Voting History on Israel resolutions at the General Assembly

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