Situation of human rights in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression



UN Body

Human Rights Council



Session Type


Agenda Item


Country Concerned





  • This Ukraine-sponsored resolution strongly condemns Russia's violations in its war on Ukraine and calls on Russia to immediately cease its violations and swiftly withdraw. It also renews the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry.
  • Russia refused to speak during the debate and its ally China voted against the resolution.
  • Moreover, the resolution was adopted under Item 4, the primary framework for addressing country-specific human rights situations, signaling criticism.

Main Sponsors



Yes - 28, No - 2, Abstain - 17, Absent - 0

Key Praise


Key Criticism

  • "Condemns in the strongest possible terms the human rights violations and abuses and violations of international humanitarian law resulting from the aggression against Ukraine by the Russian Federation."
  • "Calls upon the Russian Federation to immediately end its human rights violations and abuses and violations of international humanitarian law in Ukraine…"
  • "Calls for the swift and verifiable withdrawal of Russian Federation troops and Russian-backed armed groups from the entire territory of Ukraine…"
  • "Urges the Russian Federation to cease the unlawful forced transfer and deportation of civilians and other protected persons within Ukraine or to the Russian Federation…"
  • "Strongly condemns any attacks directed against civilians as such and other protected persons and civilian objects…"
  • "Decides to extend the mandate of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine, defined by the Human Rights Council in its resolution 49/1, for a further period of one year."

Full Vote

  • Yes28

    • Argentina
    • Belgium
    • Benin
    • Chile
    • Costa Rica
    • Ivory Coast
    • Czech Republic
    • Finland
    • France
    • Gambia
    • Georgia
    • Germany
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Malawi
    • Malaysia
    • Maldives
    • Mexico
    • Montenegro
    • Nepal
    • Paraguay
    • Qatar
    • Romania
    • Somalia
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom
    • United States
  • No2

    • China
    • Eritrea
  • Abstain17

    • Algeria
    • Bangladesh
    • Bolivia
    • Cameroon
    • Cuba
    • Gabon
    • Honduras
    • India
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Morocco
    • Pakistan
    • Senegal
    • South Africa
    • Sudan
    • Uzbekistan
    • Vietnam
  • Absent0