Resolutions and Voting Results of 35th HRC Session



Condemnatory Country-Specific Resolutions
The human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic (A/HRC/35/L.9)
Sponsor:  France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America
Vote:

  • 27 For
  • 8 Against
  • 12 Abstentions

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The human rights situation in Belarus (A/HRC/35/L.16)
Sponsor: Malta (on behalf of the European Union)
Vote:

  • 18 For
  • 8 Against
  • 21 Abstentions

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Situation of human rights in Eritrea (A/HRC.35/L.13/Rev.1)
Sponsor: Djibouti, Somalia
Vote: Adopted without a vote
(After officially joining the consensus adoption of the resolution, Venezuela issued a statement “dissociating” itself from the consensus, citing its principled opposition to country-specific resolutions.)
Non-Condemnatory Country-Specific Resolutions
Cooperation with and assistance to Ukraine in the field of human rights (A/HRC/35/L.10)
Sponsor: Ukraine
Vote:

  • 22 For
  • 6 Against
  • 19 Abstentions

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Technical assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and accountability concerning the events in the Kasai regions (A/HRC/35/L.36)
Sponsor:  Tunisia (on behalf of the Group of African States)
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Situation des droits de l’homme en Côte d’Ivoire (A/HRC/35/L.50)
Sponsor: President of the Human Rights Council
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Positive Thematic Resolutions
The right to education: follow-up to Human Rights Council resolution 8/4 (A/HRC/35/L.2)
Sponsor: Portugal
Adopted without a vote
Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children (A/HRC/35/L.6)
Sponsor: Germany, Philippines
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities (A/HRC/35/L.8)
Sponsor: Mexico, New Zealand
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members (A/HRC/35/L.14)
Sponsor: Brazil, Ethiopia, Fiji, Japan, Morocco
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Accelerating efforts to eliminate violence against women: Engaging men and boys in preventing and responding to violence against all women and girls (A/HRC/35/L.15)
Sponsor: Canada
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Russia submitted two amendments, with the purpose of removing comprehensive sexual education and the term “human rights defenders”, but these were both rejected.
Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers (A/HRC/35/L.19)
Sponsor: Australia, Botswana, Hungary, Maldives, Mexico, Thailand
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Independence and impartiality of the judiciary, jurors and assessors, and the independence of lawyers (A/HRC/35/L.20)
Sponsor: Australia, Botswana, Hungary, Maldives, Mexico, Thailand
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions (A/HRC/35/L.25)
Sponsor: Sweden
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Child, early and forced marriage in humanitarian settings (A/HRC/35/L.26)
Sponsor: Argentina, Canada, Ethiopia, Honduras, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uruguay, Zambia
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Elimination of discrimination against women and girls (A/HRC/35/L.29)
Sponsor: Colombia, Mexico
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Belarus and Russia submitted two amendments but both of these were rejected.
Extreme poverty and human rights (A/HRC/35/L.31)
Sponsor: Albania, Belgium, Chile, France, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Senegal
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism (A/HRC/35/L.27)
Sponsor: Mexico
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Three amendments were submitted; two by Russia and one by South Africa; and were all rejected.
The negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights (A/HRC/35/L.34)
Sponsor: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Morocco, Poland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Counterproductive Thematic Resolutions
Human rights and international solidarity (A/HRC/35/L.3)
Sponsor: Cuba
Vote:

  • 32 For
  • 15 Against
  • 0 Abstentions

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Promotion of the right to peace (A/HRC/35/L.4)
Sponsor: Cuba
Vote:

  • 32 For
  • 11 Against
  • 4 Abstentions

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Enhancement of international cooperation in the field of human rights (A/HRC/35/L.12)
Sponsor: Venezuela (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement)
Vote:

  • 32 For
  • 3 Against
  • 12 Abstentions

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Protection of the family: role of the family in supporting the protection and promotion of human rights of older persons (A/HRC/35/L.21)
Sponsor: Bangladesh, Belarus, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt (on behalf of the Group of Arab States), El Salvador, Mauritania, Morocco, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia
Vote:

  • 30 For
  • 12 Against
  • 5 Abstentions

Switzerland submitted four amendments; three were rejected and one was accepted.
View voting record here.
The contribution of development to the enjoyment of all human rights (A/HRC/35/L.33/Rev.1)
Sponsor: China
Vote:

  • 30 For
  • 13 Against
  • 3 Abstentions

View voting record here.
Other
Seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and twenty-fifth anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (A/HRC/35/L.1)
Sponsor: Russia
Vote result: Adopted without a vote
Panel discussion on the human rights of internally displaced persons in commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (A/HRC/35.L.7)
Sponsor: Austria, Honduras, Uganda
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Business and human rights: mandate of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises (A/HRC/35/L.11)
Sponsor: Argentina, Ghana, Norway, Russian Federation
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Youth and human rights (A/HRC/35/L.22)
Sponsor: Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Tunisia
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Protection of the human rights of migrants: the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration (A/HRC/35/L.28)
Sponsor: Mexico
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Human rights and climate change (A/HRC/35/L.32)
Sponsor:  Bangladesh, Philippines, Viet Nam
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Realizing the equal enjoyment of the right to education by every girl (A/HRC/35/L.35)
Sponsor: United Arab Emirates
Vote: Adopted without a vote
The right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (A/HRC/35/L.18/Rev.1)
Sponsor: Brazil, Mozambique, Paraguay, Portugal, Thailand
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Consideration of the elaboration of a draft declaration on the promotion and full respect of human rights of people of African descent (A/HRC/35/L.17/Rev.1)
Sponsor: Azerbaijan, Brazil, Costa Rica, Haiti, Peru and Tunisia (on behalf of the Group of African States)
Vote: Adopted without a vote
National policies and human rights (A/HRC/35/L.23)
Sponsor: Algeria, Ecuador, Italy, Peru, Romania, Thailand
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Social Forum (A/HRC/35/L.5)
Sponsor: Cuba
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Contribution of parliaments to the work of the Human Rights Council and its universal periodic review (A/HRC/35/L.24)
Sponsor: Ecuador, Italy, Maldives, Morocco, Philippines, Romania, Spain
Vote: Adopted without a vote
Human rights in cities and other human settlements (A/HRC/35/L.30/Rev.1)
Sponsor: Brazil, Ecuador
Vote: Adopted without a vote

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