Resolutions and Voting Results of 27th HRC Session

Condemnatory Country-Specific Resolutions
The continuing grave deterioration in the human rights and humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic (A/HRC/27/L.5/Rev.1)
Sponsors: France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UK, USA
Vote result: 32 in favor, 5 against (China, Cuba, Russia), 10 abstentions
Non-Condemnatory Country-Specific Resolutions
Technical assistance and capacity building to further improve human rights in the Sudan (A/HRC/27/L.30/Rev.1)
Sponsors: Ethiopia on behalf of the African Group
Result: Adopted without a vote.
Technical assistance and capacity-building for Yemen in the field of human rights (A/HRC/27/L.9/Rev.1)
Sponsors: Netherlands, Yemen
Result: Adopted without a vote.
Assistance technique et renforcement des capacités en matière des droits de l’homme en République démocratique du Congo (A/HRC/27/L.32)
Sponsors: Ethiopia on behalf of the African group
Result: Adopted without a vote.

Positive Thematic Resolutions
Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity (A/HRC/27/L.27/Rev.1)
Sponsors: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay
Vote result: 25 in favor, 14 against (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan,), 7 abstentions (China, India, Congo, Burkina Faso, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Sierra Leone), 1 absent (Benin)
A group of states, including Egypt, Pakistan, South Sudan, Malaysia, and Bahrain introduced a series of amendments trying to weaken the text, most notably by continuously removing references to “sexual orientation and gender identity.” All the amendments were rejected by separate votes.
Civil society space (A/HRC/27/L.24)
Sponsors: Chile, Ireland, Japan, Sierra Leone, Tunisia
Result: Adopted with a vote.
Bahrain, China, Cuba, Egypt, Russian, UAE and Venezuela, tabled amendments to remove all references to peaceful protests. These were rejected by a vote.
Counterproductive Thematic Resolutions
Promotion of the right to peace (A/HRC/27/L.15/Rev.1)
Sponsors: Cuba on behalf of CELAC
Vote result: 33 in favor, 9 against (USA, UK, South Korea, Austria, Germany,France, Estonia, Czech Republic, Japan), 5 abstentions (Macedonia, Montenegro, Ireland, Romania, Italy)
Mandate of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order (A/HRC/27/L.XX)
Sponsors: Cuba
Vote result: 29 in favor, 14 against (USA, EU, Japan), 4 abstentions (Costa Rica, Chile, Mexico, Peru)
The use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right to self-determination (A/HRC/27/L.17)
Sponsors: Cuba
Vote result: 32 in favor, 14 against (USA, EU, Japan), 1 abstention (Mexico)
The right to development (A/HRC/ 27/ L.3)
Sponsors: Iran on behalf of NAM
Vote result: 42 in favor, 1 against (USA), 4 abstentions (UK, South Korea, Japan,  Macedonia).
Effects of foreign debt on the full enjoyment of human rights (A/HRC/27/L.26)
Sponsors: Argentina, Algeria, Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Pakistan, Russia, Uruguay, Venezuela
Vote result: 33 in favor, 5 against (USA, UK, Japan, Germany, Czech Republic) 9 abstentions (Austria, Estonia, France, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, South Korea, Romania, Macedonia)
Human rights and unilateral coercive measures (A/HRC/27/L.2)
Sponsors: Iran on behalf of NAM
Orally revised.
Vote result: 31 in favor, 14 against (USA, EU, Japan), 2 abstentions (Costa Rica, Kazakhstan).
France, Greece, Poland, Switzerland, UK and USA proposed an amendment to remove the creation of a Special Rapporteur on the issue. The amendment was rejected by a vote.


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