Debate on Uyghur human rights not approved by UN Human Rights Council

by Anne Kader

Screen capture: UNHRC website



(Translated from Uyghur Times Uyghur Edition)



On October 6, The United Nations High Council on Human Rights in Geneva introduced the draft resolution on Uyghur human rights to the 47 member countries for a vote jointly signed by Western countries led by the United States.


The result: 17 countries agreed, 19 countries objected, and 11 countries abstained. The resolution did not pass.


The list of countries that voted against the resolution: 

Bolivia, Cameroon, China, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Eritrea, Gabon, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mauritania, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Senegal, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela; 


The list of countries that voted for the resolution: 


Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany; Honduras, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Montenegro, Netherlands, Paraguay, Poland, Korea, Somalia, United Kingdom, United States; 


Countries that renounced: 


Argentina, Armenia, Benin, Brazil, Gambia, India, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Ukraine

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