Resolutions and Voting Results of 29th HRC Session

Condemnatory Country-Specific Resolutions:
The grave and deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic (A/HRC/29/L.4)
Sponsors: France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UK, USA
Orally revised
Vote result: 29 in favour (EU, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA), 6 against (Algeria, Bolivia, China, Cuba, Russia, Venezuela), 12 abstentions (India, Pakistan, South Africa)
Situation of human rights in Belarus (A/HRC/29/L.12)
Sponsors: Latvia on behalf of the European Union
Vote result: 21 in favour (EU, Brazil, USA), 8 against (China, Cuba, India, Russia, Venezuela), 18 abstentions (Qatar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE)
Situation of human rights in Eritrea (A/HRC/29/L.23)
Sponsors: Djibouti, Somalia
Adopted without a vote
Ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem (A/HRC/29/L.35)
Sponsors: Pakistan on behalf of the OIC
Orally revised
Vote result: 41 in favour (EU, China, Cuba, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE, Venezuela), 1 against (USA), 5 abstentions (Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Paraguay, Macedonia)

Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar (A/HRC/29/L.30)
Sponsors: Pakistan on behalf of the OIC
Adopted without a vote
Non-Condemnatory Country-Specific Resolutions:
Fact-finding mission to improve human rights, accountability and reconciliation for South Sudan (A/HRC/29/L.8)
Sponsors: Albania, Paraguay, UK, USA
Orally revised
Adopted without a vote
Cooperation and assistance to Ukraine in the field of human rights (A/HRC/29/L.9)
Sponsors: Ukraine
Vote result: 21 in favour (EU, USA), 6 against (China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela), 20 abstentions (Brazil, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, South Africa, UAE)
Renforcement de capacités et coopération technique avec la Côte d’Ivoire dans le domaine des droits de l’homme (A/HRC/29/L.13)
Sponsors: Algeria on behalf of the Africa Group
Adopted without a vote
Positive Thematic Resolutions:
Elimination of Discrimination against Women (A/HRC/29/L.7/Rev.1)
Sponsors: Colombia and Mexico
Adopted without a vote
Strengthening Efforts to Prevent and Eliminate Child, early and forced marriage (A/HRC/29/L.15)
Sponsors: Argentina, Canada, Ethiopia, Honduras, Italy, Maldives, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, Uruguay, UK, Zambia
Adopted without a vote
Accelerating Efforts to Eliminate all Forms of Violence Against Women: Eliminating Domestic Violence (A/HRC/29/L.16)
Sponsors: Canada
Adopted without a vote (the entire resolution)
Four amendments were submitted by Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.  The 1st, aimed at changing the wording of “intimate partner violence” to “spousal and non-spousal violence,” was rejected by vote. The 2nd, aimed at changing the wording of “marital rape and intimate partner violence” to “spousal and non-spousal violence,” was rejected by vote. The 3rd, aimed at changing the wording of “comprehensive sexuality education” to “comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education,” was rejected by vote. The 4th, aimed at changing the wording of “partner violence and marital rape” to “spousal and non-spousal violence,” It was rejected by vote.
Counter-productive Thematic Resolutions:
Human rights and international solidarity (A/HRC/29/L.6)
Sponsors: Cuba
Vote result: 33 in favour (Brazil, China, Cuba, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela), 14 against (EU, USA), no abstentions
Protection of the family: The contribution of the family to the realization of the right to an adequate standard of living for its members particularly through its role in poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development (A/HRC/29/L.25)
Sponsors: Bangladesh, Belarus, China, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, El Salvador, Mauritania, Morocco, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia
Vote result: 29 in favour (Algeria, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE), 14 against (EU, Japan, Republic of Korea, South Africa, USA), 4 abstentions (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Macedonia), on the entire resolution
Six proposed amendments were submitted. The 1st, proposed by South Africa, aimed at recognizing “that men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the rights to marry and to found a family, bearing in mind that marriage is a union between a man and a woman,” was withdrawn by the sponsor.  The 2nd, proposed by Brazil, South Africa and Uruguay, was on recognizing “that, in different cultural, political and social systems, various forms of the family exists.” It was removed from the debate by a procedural no action motion. The 3rd, proposed by Albania, Ireland and Norway, was on recognizing “that the family, while respect for the rights of its members is ensured, is a strong force for social cohesion and integration, intergenerational solidarity and social development.” It was rejected by vote. The 4th, proposed by Belgium, Luxembourg and Uruguay, was on reaffirming “the need to promote and protect the rights of the child.” It was acceptable to the sponsors of the resolution and therefore accepted. The 5th, proposed by Albania, Denmark and Norway, was on recognizing “the family, as the natural and fundamental group unit of society.” It was rejected by vote. The 6th, proposed by Pakistan aimed at changing the title of this resolution from “Accelerating Efforts to Eliminate all Forms of Violence Against Women: Eliminating Domestic Violence” to “Protection of Families.” It was withdrawn by its sponsor.
The incompatibility between democracy and racism (A/HRC/29/L.1)
Sponsors: MERCOSUR (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela)
Adopted without a vote
The fiftieth anniversary of the adoption and the Fortieth anniversary of the entry into force of the International Covenants on Human Rights (A/HRC/29/L.2)
Sponsor: Russia
Adopted without a vote
Protection of the Human Rights of Migrants: Migrants in Transit (A/HRC/29/L.3)
Sponsor: Mexico
Adopted without a vote
The Social Forum (A/HRC/29/L.5/Rev.1)
Sponsor: Cuba
Adopted without a vote
Elimination of Discrimination Against Persons Affected by Leprosy and their Family Members (A/HRC/27/L.10)
Sponsors: Brazil, Estonia, Ethiopia, Japan, Morocco, Portugal, Romania
Adopted without a vote
Independence and Impartiality of the Judiciary, Jurors and Assessors, and the Independence of Lawyers (A/HRC/27/L.11)
Sponsors: Australia, Botswana, Hungary, Maldives, Mexico, Thailand
Adopted without a vote
The right to education (A/HRC/29/L.14/Rev.1)
Sponsor: Portugal
Adopted without a vote
One proposed amendment was submitted by China and Pakistan, aimed at recognizing “the need to strengthen the protection of schools and universities against attacks.” It was rejected by vote.
Human Rights and the Regulation of Civilian Acquisition, possession and use of firearms (A/HRC/27/L.18)
Sponsors: Ecuador and Peru
Vote result (on the entire resolution): 41 in favour (China, Cuba, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE, Venezuela), 0 against, 6 abstentions (France, Japan, South Korean, Macedonia, UK, USA)
The negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights (A/HRC/27/L.19)
Sponsors: Austria, Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Morocco, Poland
Adopted without a vote
Human rights and climate change (A/HRC/27/L.21)
Sponsors: Bangladesh, Philippines
Adopted without a vote
Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism (A/HRC/29/L.17)
Sponsors: Mexico
Adopted without a vote
Unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents and human rights (A/HRC/29/L.24)
Sponsors: El Salvador, Nicaragua
Adopted without a vote

Sponsor: President of the Human Rights Council
Adopted without a vote
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