UN / GENERAL ASSEMBLY VOTE RUSSIA HRC

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The General Assembly adopted a resolution suspending the Russian Federation from the Human Rights Council for gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights committed by Russian troops in Ukraine. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 07 APRIL 2022, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations Headquarters

07 APRIL 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Various shots, General Assembly
3. Wide shot, Ukraine Ambassador walks up to rostrum
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sergiy Kyslytsya, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ukraine:
“We are in a unique situation now, when all the territory of another sovereign state, a member of the Human Rights Council, can make horrific human rights violations and abuses that could be equated to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bucha and dozens of other Ukrainian cities and villages where thousands of peaceful residents have been killed, tortured, raped, adopted and robbed by the Russian army serve as an example of how dramatically far the Russian Federation has gone from its initial declarations in the Human Rights domain.”
5. Wide shot, Kyslytsya at the rostrum
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Sergiy Kyslytsya, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ukraine:
“Suspension of the rights of membership of the Russian Federation in the Human Rights Council is not an option, but a duty. And let me quote how this duty is formulated in the operative paragraph eight of resolution 60/251. And I quote, The General Assembly may suspend the rights of membership in the Council of a member of the council that can means gross and systematic violations of human rights and have quote.”
7. Wide shot, Russian delegation
8. Wide shot, GA
9. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Gennady Kuzmin, Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Russian Federation:
“We reject the untruthful allegations against us based on staged events and widely circulated fakes. Mr. President, based on everything I've said, we would like to put this draft resolution to a vote and call on all those present here to really consider your decision and to vote against the attempt by Western countries and their allies to destroy the existing human rights architecture.”
10. Med shot, Ukraine delegation
11. Pan right, GA
12. Wide shot, GA
13. Various shots, GA vote
14. Close up, voting board
15. Wide shot, GA showing voting results on board
16. Pan right, delegates

STORYLINE:

The General Assembly today (7 Apr) adopted a resolution suspending the Russian Federation from the Human Rights Council for gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights committed by Russian troops in Ukraine.

The resolution received a two-thirds majority in the 193-member Assembly, with 93 nations voting in favour and 24 against.

Fifty-eight abstained from the process.

Prior to the vote, Ukrainian Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya urged countries to support the resolution.

“Bucha and dozens of other Ukrainian cities and villages, where thousands of peaceful residents have been killed, tortured, raped, abducted and robbed by the Russian Army, serve as an example of how dramatically far the Russian Federation has gone from its initial declarations in the human rights domain,” he said.

Gennady Kuzmin, Deputy Russian Ambassador, called for countries to “vote against the attempt by western countries and their allies to destroy the existing human rights architecture.”

The meeting marked the resumption of a special emergency session on the war in Ukraine and followed reports of violations committed by Russian forces.

This past weekend, disturbing photos emerged from the city of Bucha, a suburb of the capital, Kyiv, where hundreds of civilian bodies were found in the streets and in mass graves following Russia’s withdrawal from the area.
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