WORLD NEWS – Russia is seeks to rejoin the UN Human Rights Council


Mariah Cain, Staff Writer

In April 2022, Russia was suspended from the United Nations’ Human Rights Council after invading Ukraine. With a vote scheduled to take place on Oct. 10 for the election of members for the 2024-2026 term, Russia is reportedly seeking to rejoin.

A Russian position paper given to UN members claims that the country would “promote principles of cooperation and strengthening of constructive mutually respectful dialogue in the council in order to find adequate solutions for human rights issues,” should they be re-elected. Russia has been accused of multiple human rights violations for its involvement in the war in Ukraine. Last year in the vote to suspend Russia, 93 of the United Nations 193 countries voted in favor of suspension.


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