Condemnatory Country-Specific Resolutions

The grave and deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic (A/HRC/30/L.5/Rev.1)
Sponsors: France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UK, USA
Orally revised
Vote result: 29 in favor (Argentina, Brazil, EU, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Qatar, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA), 6 against (Algeria, Bolivia, China, Cuba, Russia, Venezuela), 12 abstentions (India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa)
1 amendment, submitted by Lebanon, aimed to remove explicit condemnation of Hizbullah and its role in the Syrian conflict. The amendment was rejected

Non-Condemnatory Country-Specific Resolutions

Technical assistance and capacity-building for Yemen in the field of human rights (A/HRC/30/L.1/Rev.2)
Sponsors: Saudi Arabia on behalf of the Group of Arab States and Yemen
Orally revised
Adopted without a vote

Technical assistance and capacity building in the field of human rights in the Central African Republic (A/HRC/30/L.6)
Sponsors: Algeria on behalf of the African Group
Adopted without a vote

Assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights (A/HRC/30/L.7)
Sponsors: Australia, Italy, Somalia, Turkey, UK, USA
Adopted without a vote

Technical assistance and capacity-building to improve human rights in the Sudan (A/HRC/30/L.18)
Sponsors: Algeria on behalf of the African Group
Orally revised
Adopted without a vote

Advisory services and technical assistance for Cambodia (A/HRC/30/L.22/Rev.1)
Sponsors: Japan
Orally revised
Adopted without a vote

Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka (A/HRC/30/L.29)
Sponsors: Macedonia, Montenegro, UK, US
Adopted without a vote

Assistance technique et renforcement des capacités en matière des droits de ľhomme en République Démocratique du Congo (A/HRC/30/L.30)
Sponsors: Algeria on behalf of the African Group
Adopted without a vote

Technical cooperation and capacity building for Burundi in the field of human rights (A/HRC/30/L.31)
Sponsors: Algeria on behalf of the African Group
Orally revised
Adopted without a vote

Positive Thematic Resolutions

Human Rights and Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (A/HRC/30/L.25/Rev.1)
Sponsors: Albania, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Colombia, France, Iraq, Mali, Morocco, Peru, Turkey, Tunisia, USA
Orally revised
Vote result: 37 in favor (Argentina, Brazil, EU, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Qatar, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA), 3 against (Russia, South Africa, Venezuela), 7 abstentions (China, Cuba, Pakistan)
Russia submitted 4 amendments, each of which was rejected (vote result: 1, 2, 3 and 4). Respectively, these amendments sought to: (1) make explicit the link between xenophobia, racism and related intolerance, on the one hand, and violent extremism, on the other; (2) highlight the role of war and armed conflict, as well as “interference in the internal affairs of States”, in causing violent extremism; (3) emphasize that the primary responsibility for combatting and preventing violent extremism lies with States and that, as a result, law enforcement and administrative measures in accordance with national legal systems may be used to further these ends, subject to conformity with principles of international law and universally recognized norms; (4) reiterate the obligation of all States to respect their obligations under the UN Charter, in particular the obligation not to use threat or force “against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State.”

Equal participation in public affairs (A/HRC/30/L.27/Rev.1)
Sponsors: Botswana, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Netherlands, Peru
Adopted without a vote

Counterproductive Thematic Resolutions

Human rights and unilateral coercive measures (A/HRC/30/L.2)
Sponsors: Iran on behalf of NAM
Vote result: 36 in favor (Argentina, China, Cuba, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE, Venezuela), 14 against (EU, Japan, South Korea, USA), no abstentions

The right to development (A/HRC/30/L.12)
Sponsors: Iran on behalf of NAM
Vote result: 33 in favor (Argentina, China, Cuba, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE, Venezuela), 10 against (EU, USA), 4 abstentions (Albania, Japan, Portugal, South Korea)

Promotion of the right to peace (A/HRC/30/L.13)
Sponsors: Cuba
Vote result: 33 in favor (Argentina, China, Cuba, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE, Venezuela), 12 against (EU, Japan, South Korea, USA), 2 abstentions (Albania, Portugal)

Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order (A/HRC/30/L.14)
Sponsors: Cuba
Orally revised
Vote result: 31 in favor (Argentina, China, Cuba, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE, Venezuela), 14 against (EU, Japan, South Korea), 2 abstentions (Mexico, 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/30/L.15)
Sponsors: Cuba
Vote result: 32 in favor (Argentina, China, Cuba, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE, Venezuela), 14 against (EU, Japan, South Korea, USA), 1 abstention (Mexico)

Forum on People of African Descent in the Diaspora (A/HRC/30/L.21)
Sponsors: Algeria on behalf of the African Group
Orally revised
Vote result: 32 in favor (China, Cuba, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE, Venezuela), 12 against (EU, USA), 3 abstentions (Japan, Maldives, South Korea)

From Rhetoric to Reality: a global call for concrete action against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance (A/HRC/30/L.20)
Sponsors: Algeria
Orally revised
Vote result: 31 in favor (Argentina, China, Cuba, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE, Venezuela), 12 against (EU, USA), 3 abstentions (Japan, Portugal, South Korea)

Promotion and protection of the human rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas (A/HRC/30/L.19)
Sponsors: Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, South Africa
Vote result: 31 in favor (Argentina, China, Cuba, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE, Venezuela), 1 against (USA), 15 abstentions (EU, Japan, Mexico, Qatar, South Korea)

Other Resolutions

Human rights and indigenous peoples (A/HRC/30/L.8)
Sponsors: Guatemala, Mexico
Adopted without a vote

The question of the death penalty (A/HRC/30/L.11/Rev.1)
Sponsors: Belgium, Benin, Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Mongolia, Moldova, Switzerland
Vote result: 26 in favor (Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, EU, Mexico, South Africa, Venezuela), 13 against (China, India, Japan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA), 8 abstentions (Cuba, Russia)
3 amendments were submitted by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and China respectively, each of which was rejected by vote (vote result: 1, 2 and 3). The 1st, proposed by Saudi Arabia, sought to include additional text reaffirming each State’s responsibility for its own legal system, including any decision to employ the death penalty, subject to conformity with that country’s “international law obligations.” Egypt proposed amendment 2 in which it objected to “external pressures or interference” and echoed Saudi Arabia’s sentiment that a decision on the death penalty must emanate from national policy. The 3rd amendment, submitted by China, would have removed reference to, among other things, the council “strongly deploring the fact that the use of the death penalty leads to violations of the human rights” of those to be executed and others affected.

Review of the mandate of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (A/HRC/30/L.9)
Sponsors: Guatemala, Mexico
Adopted without a vote

Enhancement of technical cooperation and capacity-building in the field of human rights (A/HRC/30/L.10/Rev.1)
Sponsors: Brazil, Honduras, Indonesia, Morocco, Norway, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey
Orally revised
Adopted without a vote

Regional arrangements for the promotion and protection of human rights (A/HRC/30/L.3)
Sponsors: Armenia, Belgium, Mexico, Senegal, Thailand
Adopted without a vote

Human rights in the administration of justice, including juvenile justice (A/HRC/30/L.16)
Sponsors: Austria
Adopted without a vote

Contribution of the Human Right Council to the High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS in 2016 (A/HRC/30/L.17)
Sponsors: Brazil, Colombia, Portugal, Thailand
Adopted without a vote

Contribution of parliaments to the work of the Human Rights Council and its universal periodic review (A/HRC/30/L.23)
Sponsors: Ecuador, Italy, Maldives, Morocco, Philippines, Romania, Spain
Adopted without a vote

National policies and human rights (A/HRC/30/L.24)
Sponsors: Algeria, Ecuador, Italy, Peru, Romania, Thailand
Orally revised
Adopted without a vote

Follow-up to PRST/29/1 (A/HRC/30/L.28)
Sponsors: President/Bureau of the Human Rights Council
Adopted without a vote

Promoting International Cooperation to Support National Human Rights Follow-Up Systems and Processes (A/HRC/30/L.26)
Sponsors: Brazil, Paraguay
Adopted without a vote

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