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The UN approved the appointment of a special rapporteur to investigate human rights abuses in Russia

General view of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on September 12, 2022. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
General view of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on September 12, 2022. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Members of the UN Human Rights Council approved a draft resolution to appoint a special rapporteur to investigate the abuses committed by Vladimir Putin in Russia.

The project had 17 adhesions, among them those of Argentina and Paraguaywhile there was six votes againstposition they took Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela, Y 24 abstentionsoption chosen by Brazil, Mexico and Honduras.

According to the text to which the news agency has had access Ephthe rapporteur, during a mandate of 12 monthsyou should check the human rights situation in Russia and report its conclusions in the sessions that within a year will be held by both the Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations.

is the first approved resolution of the Human Rights Council that will deal with the internal situation in Russiaalthough this year this body made up of 47 countries voted in favor of investigating human rights violations by the Russian Armed Forces during the current invasion of Ukraine.

Russia was expelled this year from the Council, which has 12 European countries in its composition, including Ukraine, as well as the United States, China, Cuba and Venezuela.

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