The United Nations general assembly has voted to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council, the UN’s leading human rights organisation, for “gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights” in Ukraine.
Russia immediately announced it was quitting the body.
It is the first permanent member of the UN security council to have its membership revoked from any UN body and only the second country to have its membership rights stripped at the human rights council, established in 2006. The assembly suspended Libya in 2011 when upheaval in the north African country toppled its longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Russia suspended from Human Rights Council
Suspensions raises questions – a view from Switzerland
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