Cooperation with and assistance to Ukraine in the field of human rights

Year

2023

UN Body

Human Rights Council

Session

53

Session Type

Regular

Agenda Item

10

Country Concerned

Ukraine

Condemnatory

No

Analysis

  • While the resolution recalls other UN resolutions that condemn Russia for its aggression against Ukraine, the resolution is short and technical with its main purpose being to keep Ukraine on the Council's agenda.
  • Moreover, the resolution was adopted under Item 10, which concerns mere "technical assistance," signaling an uncritical approach.

Main Sponsors

Ukraine

Vote

Yes - 28, No - 3, Abstain - 16, Absent - 0

Key Praise

None

Key Criticism

  • "Recalling also its resolutions 49/1 of 4 March 2022 and 52/32 of 4 April 2023 on the situation of human rights in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression, and its resolution S-34/1 of 12 May 2022 on the deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression."
  • "Recalling General Assembly resolution ES-11/1 of 2 March 2022 on the aggression against Ukraine, and all other resolutions adopted by the Assembly at its eleventh emergency special session."

Full Vote

  • Yes28

    • Argentina
    • Belgium
    • Benin
    • Chile
    • Costa Rica
    • Ivory Coast
    • Czech Republic
    • Finland
    • France
    • Gabon
    • Gambia
    • Georgia
    • Germany
    • Honduras
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Malawi
    • Maldives
    • Mexico
    • Montenegro
    • Paraguay
    • Qatar
    • Romania
    • Senegal
    • Somalia
    • Ukraine
    • United Kingdom
    • United States
  • No3

    • China
    • Cuba
    • Eritrea
  • Abstain16

    • Algeria
    • Bangladesh
    • Bolivia
    • Cameroon
    • India
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Malaysia
    • Morocco
    • Nepal
    • Pakistan
    • South Africa
    • Sudan
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Uzbekistan
    • Vietnam
  • Absent0