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Australia votes against 4 fundamental resolutions at the UN Human Rights Council

Australia votes against 4 fundamental resolutions at the UN Human Rights Council

29 June 2020 in 2020
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On 19th & 22nd June 2020, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) conducted sessions to discuss the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The council, which consists of 47 member states, discussed and voted on 4 resolutions on Palestine:

  1. Ensuring accountability and Justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem: 22 countries voted YES, 8 countries voted NO, 17 countries ABSTAINED.
  2. Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan: 36 countries voted YES, 2 countries voted NO, 9 countries ABSTAINED.
  3. Human rights situation in Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem: 42 countries voted YES, 2 countries voted NO, 3 countries ABSTAINED.
  4. Right of the Palestinian people to self-determination: 43 countries voted YES, 2 countries voted NO, 2 countries ABSTAINED.

Australia and Marshall Islands were the only 2 countries voting against all resolutions.

It was very unfortunate, regrettable and disappointing that only Australia and an Island in the Pacific voted against these resolutions.

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