UN to probe into Russia’s alleged violations of rights in Ukraine


The UN Human Rights Council is setting up a probe into allegations of rights violations by Russian troops in parts of Ukraine formerly under their control, through a passed a resolution by a strong majority on Thursday (12 May).

The Geneva-based Council passed the resolution with 33 members voting in favour. China and Eritrea voted against. There were 12 abstentions.

Russia was recently suspended from the 47-member Council.

However, it could still have joined the session as an observer but chose not to do so in protest at the resolution which it said amounted to political score-settling. (Source: The Straits Times)