Text released: Draft UNGA resolution to suspend Libya from rights council

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UN Watch urges the UN General Assembly to immediately adopt the draft resolution below, which has been circulated by diplomats in New York.

The General Assembly,

Recalling its resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006, in particular OP8 which states that the General Assembly may suspend the rights of membership in the Human Rights Council of a member of the Council that commits gross and systematic violations of human rights,

Noting Human Rights Council resolution XXXX of 25 February 2011,

Welcoming the statement issued by the League of Arab States on 22 February 2011 and the Communiqué of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union on 23 February 2011,

Expresses deep concern with the human rights situation in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,

1. Decides to suspend the rights of membership in the Human Rights Council of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya;

2. Decides to review the matter, as appropriate.