Today the UN Human Rights Council begins voting on the draft resolutions below. Look for our regularly updated results and comments.

Counterproductive Resolutions

UN Declaration on the Right to Peace (A/HRC/20/L.16)
Submitted on 28.06.2012 by Cuba; co-sponsors include Algeria, Belarus, Bolivia, China, Iran, Nicaragua, North Korea, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Viet Nam.
The resolution was orally revised.
Vote Result: Adopted on July 05, 2012 by a vote of 34 in favour, 1 against (USA), and 12 abstentions (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Italy, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland).

The effects of foreign debt on the full enjoyment of all human rights (A/HRC/20/L.17)
Submitted on 28.06.2012 by Cuba; co-sponsors include Algeria, Belarus, Bolivia, China, Iran, Nicaragua, North Korea, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Viet Nam.
The resolution was orally revised.
Vote Result: Adopted on July 05, 2012 by a vote of 31 in favour, 11 against (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, USA), and 5 abstentions (Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Norway, Peru).

Promotion of the enjoyment of the cultural rights of everyone and respect for cultural diversity (A/HRC/20/L.18)
Submitted on 28.06.2012 by Cuba; co-sponsors include Belarus, Bolivia, China, Iran, Nicaragua, North Korea, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Viet Nam.
The resolution was orally revised.
The resolution was adopted without a vote as orally revised on July 05, 2012.

Positive Resolutions

Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic (A/HRC/20/L.22)Submitted on 03.07.2012 by USA.
Vote Result: Adopted on July 06, 2012 by a vote of 41 in favour, 3 against (China, Cuba, Russia), and 3 abstentions (India, Philippines, Uganda).

Situation of human rights in Belarus (A/HRC/20/L.7)
Submitted on 28.06.2012 by Denmark on behalf of the EU; co-sponsors include Canada, Norway, Switzerland, USA.
Vote Result: Adopted on July 05, 2012 by a vote of 22 in favour, 5 against (China, Cuba, Ecuador, India, Russia), and 20 abstentions.

Situation of human rights in Eritrea (A/HRC/20/L.19/Rev.1)
Submitted on 03.07.2012 by Djibouti, Nigeria, Somalia.
The resolution was adopted on July 06, 2012 without a vote.

Situation of human rights in Mali (A/HRC/20/L.20)
Submitted on 03.07.2012 by Senegal on behalf of the African Group.
The resolution was orally revised.
The resolution was adopted without a vote as orally revised on July 06, 2012.

Accelerating efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women (A/HRC/20/L.10)
Submitted on 28.06.2012 by Canada; co-sponsors include Argentina, Australia, EU, Switzerland, Turkey, USA.
The resolution was adopted on July 05, 2012 without a vote.

The promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet (A/HRC/20/L.13)
Submitted on 28.06.2012 by Sweden, USA, Tunisia, Turkey, Brazil, Nigeria; co-sponsors include Argentina, Australia, Canada, EU, Nigeria, South Korea, Switzerland.
The resolution was adopted on July 05, 2012 without a vote.

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