UN Human Rights Council adopts resolution about Georgia’s occupied territories
UN Human Rights Council adopts resolution about Georgia’s occupied territories

The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution about Georgia’s occupied territories “Cooperation with Georgia.”

In a resolution on Cooperation with Georgia, adopted by a recorded vote of 18 in favor to 5 against with 24 abstentions, the Council requests the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to continue to provide technical assistance through his office in Tbilisi.

The Council calls for immediate access for the Office of the High Commissioner and international and regional human rights mechanisms to Abkhazia, Georgia and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, Georgia;

The Council requests the High Commissioner to present to the Human Rights Council, in accordance with its resolution 5/1 of 18 June 2007, an oral update on the follow-up to the present resolution at its thirty-fifth session, and to present a written report on developments relating to and the implementation of the present resolution at its thirty-sixth session.

The result of the vote was as follows: In favor (18): Albania, Belgium, Botswana, Croatia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Slovenia, Togo, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and United States of America. Against (5): Bolivia, Burundi, China, Cuba, and Venezuela. Abstentions (24): Bangladesh, Brazil, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nigeria, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, and United Arab Emirates.

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