Condemnatory Country-Specific Resolutions

The human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic (A/HRC/33/L.30)
Sponsors: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, USA
Vote result:

  • 26 in favor (including Germany, Belgium, France, South Korea)
  • 7 against (Algeria, Bolivia, Burundi, China, Cuba, Russia, Venezuela)
  • 14 abstentions (including India, Philippines)

Human rights situation in Burundi (A/HRC/33/L.31)
Sponsors: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA
Vote result:

  • 19 in favor (including Belgium, France, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, South Korea, UK, Switzerland)
  • 7 against (Bolivia, Burundi, China, Cuba, Morocco, Russia, Venezuela)
  • 21 abstentions (including Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE, India)

 

Non-Condemnatory Country-Specific Resolutions

Technical assistance and capacity-building to improve human rights in the Sudan (A/HRC/33/L.4)
Sponsors: South Africa (on behalf of African Group), Sudan (on behalf of Group of Arab States)
Vote result: adopted without a vote.
A stronger text submitted by USA was withdrawn.

Technical assistance and capacity-building for Yemen in the field of human rights (A/HRC/33/L.5)
Sponsor: Sudan (on behalf of African Group)
Vote result: adopted without a vote.
A stronger text submitted by Slovakia (on behalf of EU) was withdrawn. The Yemeni National Commission of Inquiry which focuses primarily on human rights violations by the Houthi rebels, is thereby kept in place at the expense of a fact-finding mission and an international inquiry into among others the Saudi-led military campaign, as demanded by NGOs and the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights (A/HRC/33/L.11/Rev.1)
Sponsors: Australia, Italy, South Africa (on behalf of African Group), Turkey, UK, USA
Vote result: adopted without a vote.

Technical assistance and capacity building in the field of human rights in the Central African Republic (A/HRC/33/L.16)
Sponsors: South Africa (on behalf of African Group)
Vote result: adopted without a vote.

Technical assistance and capacity-building for human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (A/HRC/33/L.26)
Sponsor: South Africa (on behalf of the Group of African States)
Vote result: adopted without a vote.

 

Positive Thematic Resolutions

Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences (A/HRC/33/L.2)
Sponsors: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, USA
Vote result: adopted without a vote.

Equal participation in political and public affairs (A/HRC/33/L.28)
Sponsors: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Macedonia, Ukraine, USA
Vote result: adopted without a vote.
Amendments: 1 amendment was proposed by the Russian Federation, Venezuela and Cuba. They sought to remove two paragraphs and change one paragraph that called for a preparation and implementation of a OHCHR plan of action on the right of participation. The amendment was rejected by vote.

The safety of journalists (A/HRC/33/L.6)
Sponsors: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Ukraine, USA, Uruguay
Vote result: adopted without a vote.

The role of prevention in the promotion and protection of human rights (A/HRC/33/L.12)
Sponsors: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Moldova, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, UK, USA, Uruguay
Vote result: adopted without a vote.

Arbitrary detention (A/HRC/33/L.22)
Sponsors: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA, Uruguay
Vote result:

  •  46 in favor
  •  0 against
  •  1 abstentions (Kyrgyzstan)

Amendments: 1 amendment was proposed by Kyrgyzstan. It sought to weaken a paragraph that would have enhanced the state’s responsibility, also in regard to the Working Group’s mandate. The amendment was rejected by vote.

 

Counterproductive Thematic Resolutions

The right to development (A/HRC/33/L.29)
Sponsors: China, Venezuela
Vote result:

  •  34 in favor (including Bolivia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Ecuador, Paraguay, Philippines)
  •  2 against (France, UK)
  •  11 abstentions (including Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, Latvia, Netherlands, South Korea)

5 amendments were proposed by China and Venezuela. They were in regard to the order of paragraphs.

Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order (A/HRC/33/L.7)
Sponsors: Belarus, Bolivia, Cuba, North Korea, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Namibia, Nicaragua, Venezuela
Vote result:

  • 30 in favor (including Russia, China)
  • 12 against (including Germany, Slovenia, UK, France, Netherlands)
  • 5 abstentions (Mexico, Togo, Kenya, Georgia, Paraguay)

The use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination (A/HRC/33/L.8)
Sponsors: Belarus, Bolivia, Cuba, North Korea, Ecuador, Egypt, Namibia, Nicaragua, Panama, South Africa, Venezuela
Vote result:

  • 32 in favor (including China, Russia)
  • 13 against (including Belgium, France, UK, Germany, South Korea, Latvia)
  • 2 abstentions (Ghana, Mexico)

 

Other

Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism (A/HRC/33/L.27/Rev.1)
Sponsors: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Cyprus, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Monaco, Panama, Peru, Slovakia, Ukraine, Uruguay
Vote result:

  •  36 in favor (including Cuba)
  •  0 against
  •  7 abstentions (Russia, China, El Salvador, Togo, India, Philippines, Burundi)

Amendments: 9 amendments were proposed by the Russian Federation. They sought to weaken the resolution by reversing connections made between terrorism and violent extremism, and by taking back suggestions on educational programs for young people. 8 amendments were rejected, 1 amendment was adopted by vote.

Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights  (A/HRC/33/L.3/Rev.1)
Sponsors: Burkina Faso, Colombia, New Zealand, Thailand
Vote result: adopted without a vote.
Amendments: 14 amendments were proposed by the Russian Federation. They sought to restrict the space of civil society organizations originally granted by the resolution. They also removed calls for enhancement of existing mandates on women’s rights. 9 amendments were withdrawn by Russia, 5 were adopted by vote.

The human rights of older persons (A/HRC/33/L.9)
Sponsors: Albania, Argentina, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Cyprus, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Israel, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Slovenia, Spain, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Uruguay
Vote result: adopted without a vote.

Human rights and transitional justice (A/HRC/33/L.10)
Sponsors: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo, Uruguay
Vote result:

  •  29 in favor (including South Africa, UK, France, Germany, Slovenia, Belgium, Ecuador)
  •  1 against (Congo)
  •  17 abstentions (including Viet Nam, Russia, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, China, Venezuela, India)

Amendments: 2 amendments were proposed by China, Cuba and Venezuela. They sought to remove any reference to the Responsibility to Protect. They were rejected by vote. Russia called for the voting on the paragraph 19, which recognises the role of the International Criminal Court, to be removed. Paragraph 19 was retained by vote.

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (A/HRC/33/L.25)
Sponsors: Australia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Spain, USA
Vote result: adopted without a vote.

Human rights and indigenous peoples (A/HRC/33/L.24)
Sponsors: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Spain, Sweden, USA
Vote result: adopted without vote.

Human rights and indigenous peoples: mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples (A/HRC/33/L.23)
Sponsors: Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Montenegro, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, USA
Vote result: adopted without vote.

Cultural rights and the protection of cultural heritage (A/HRC/33/L.21)
Sponsors: Afghanistan, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Panama, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand
Vote result: adopted without a vote.
One amendment was proposed by the Russian Federation. They sought to remove the term “cultural rights defenders” and replace it with “those involved in the protection of cultural heritage.” Amendment was rejected by vote.

Unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents and human rights (A/HRC/33/L.13)
Sponsors: Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Panama, Peru, Philippines, State of Palestine, Thailand, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela
Vote result: adopted without a vote.

Preventable mortality and morbidity of children under 5 years of age as a human rights concern (A/HRC/33/L.20)
Sponsors: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Botswana, Bulgaria, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Haiti, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UK
Vote result: adopted without a vote.

The human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation (A/HRC/33/L.19)
Sponsors: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mali, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, Uruguay
Vote result:

  • 42 in favor
  • 1 against (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 4 abstentions (Russia, El Salvador, Kenya, Nigeria)

Amendment: 2 amendments were proposed by Kyrgyzstan, emphasizing territorial integrity and sovereignty. The amendments were rejected by vote.

Enhancement of technical cooperation and capacity-building in the field of human rights (A/HRC/33/L.18)
Sponsors: Albania, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, South Korea, Moldova, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, UAE, UK, USA, Viet Nam
Vote result: adopted without a vote.

National institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights (A/HRC/33/L.17/Rev.1)
Sponsors: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Moldova, Romania, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, Uruguay
Vote result: adopted without a vote.

Local government and human rights (A/HRC/33/L.14/Rev.1)
Sponsors: Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Djibouti, Egypt, France, Georgia, Greece, Haiti, Honduras, Israel, Italy, Malta, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, USA
Vote result: adopted without a vote.

The right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health (A/HRC/33/L.15)
Sponsors: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Libya, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Timor-Leste, UK, USA, Uruguay
Vote result: adopted without a vote.

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